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Official Check List of U. S, Postage 
Philatelic Index (Continued) 

A Quarterly Journal 



The American Philatelist 

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AUGUST, 1911 

NO. 4 


ON TO Convention time is almost 

CHICAGO! with us. With many it's a 
habit; others should "get 
the habit." Wherever we go we are sure 
of a royal welcome and a consequent 
good time. This year Chicago holds the 
fort, and following her municipal motto: 
"I will!" the Chicago Philatelic Society 
intends to leave no stone unturned to 
eclipse all previous efforts in entertain- 
ing the Society. 

Then, too, it is our 25th birthday, and 
special preparations are making on that 
account as well.. The Editorial sanctum 
has not been favored with a whisper of 
the plans, but it is not a bit uneasy on 
that account. "Sufficient unto the three 
days will be the joys thereof." Of course 
the Exhibition has been well advertised, 
and we are assured of a fine showing at 
the Art Institute. 

Political matters are quiet, and there 
is but one contest in the Board of Direc- 
tors to cause any speculation as to the 
results of the election. But on the eve 
of the choosing of a new President, we 
cannot withhold here our tribute of 
praise, in which all our membership will 
most heartily join, to the retiring Presi- 
dent, Mr. Mudge, who has truly been the 
guiding star, the counsel, the slave — yes, 
we mean it — of the Society during the 
past two years. In health, in sickness 
and in sorrow, alike, he has devoted him- 
self untiringly and unstintedly to the af- 
fairs and the interests of the Society, and 

he deserves more than the simple thanks 
that the Society will most heartily give 
him. He has nobly earned the rest 
which his retirement from official duties 
will allow him. Our hats off to HENRY 
N. MUDGE!!! 




Once more we are 
able to announce and 
also to begin the 
publicat ion of a 
work of value to collectors of United 
States stamps, at least. It may be re- 
called that at the Atlantic City Conven- 
tion, in 1909, the question of publishing 
an official priced catalogue or check list 
of the stamps of the United States was 
brought up, after some previous agita- 
tion in the philatelic press, and it was 
voted to refer the whole matter to a dis- 
tinguished committee consisting of 
Messrs. H. N. Mudge, J. N. Luff, F. Put- 
ney, Jr., G. L. Toppan, E. M. Carpenter, 
J. M. Bartels, C. K. B. Nevin, H. E. 
Deats and G. H. Worthington. Accord- 
ing to the report of this committee to 
the Detroit Convention of last year, the 
actual work on the lists was largely un- 
dertaken by Messrs. Bartels and Nevin, 
with the assistance of a third member 
whose name was withheld. That they 
have gone carefully and methodically at 
their important task goes without say- 
ing, and the Editor can personally vouch 
for the time and labor that he knows 
have been expended on the examination 


of collections and the determination of 
the proper color nomenclature. This last 
is quite important, as the naming of 
shades according to individual fancy has 
led to all kinds of difficulties in cata- 
logues, both past and present, with a re- 
sultant confusion in many cases that is 
regrettable. That the question has been 
put upon a scientific basis by means of 
color charts of recognized value, in the 
present instance, is cause for much con- 

It has seemed wise to the committee 
to start with the 1890 issue rather than 
at the beginning in 1847, as the need for 
a correct guide to these later issues is 
really more important, for the results 
of study upon them have not been pub- 
lished as fully as for the earlier issues. 
In each issue listed the aim has been to 
briefly describe the salient points of the 
series, or of a certain group of the ser- 
ies, where similarity exists, so that any 
stamp can be readily placed in its pro- 
per issue by even the tyro. Full details 
of the series head each list and further 
details of individual stamps are added 
when necessary. Full catalogue numbers 
are given the main type of each stamp, 
and all varieties of shade or otherwise 
are listed by sub-lettering under this 
number — the only rational way to ar- 
range a check list in our opinion. Special 
notes concerning any certain stamp or 
varieties are inserted where necessary. 

Without doubt the completion of this 
Check List will make a most important 
addition to the existing works on United 
States stamps. Mr. Luff's great mono- 
graph stands without a peer as the "ulti- 
mate source" of historical knowledge; 
Mr. Power's excellent work on the varie- 
ties and shades of the various issues was 
of much assistance to specialists in 
United States; but the present Check 
List is designed to be the last word on 
the proper listing of the various issues, 
particularly with regard to their shades 
and the proper naming of the same. This 
has been accomplished through access to 
the greatest collections of these stamps 
extant, and the result of this work, it is 
hoped, will stand for all time. 

THE NEW "Great Expectations" came 
BRITISH out of England in Charles 
STAMPS Dickens' time; great ex- 
pectations were directed 
toward England in George the Fifth's 
time — at least in the philatelic world. 
With a change in the manufacturers of 
her stamps, with a change in the royal 
effigy to adorn them, and with a long de- 
ferred change in the designs throughout 
the series as well, something worth while 
was looked for. Particularly was this so 
since it was known that England's phila- 
telic King was naturally much interested 
in the preparation of the first issues of 
his reign. But today all that can be said 
is: "How have the mighty fallen!" 

On Coronation Day, June 22nd, the 
first two values of the new series were 
issued to the public. Previously very 
little information concerning them had 
leaked out, so that all were eager to ob- 
tain copies. Disappointment and even 
chagrin have been the key-notes of the 
comment that has since filled the British 
press, daily as well as philatelic. The Id. 
stamp has been perhaps the more se- 
verely criticised, but the y 2 &. has had its 
share. The King's head, forming the 
central feature of both stamps, is under- 
stood to have been adapted from a photo- 
graph; it is turned three-quarters to the 
left and truncated at the base of the 
neck. The London Globe says the por- 
trait "is as unlike His Majesty as any- 
thing we have ever seen," and even we, 
who have not had the pleasure of seeing 
the original, would hardly recognize it 
from the pictures of the King with which 
we are familiar. The effect, also, is pe- 
culiar, and one almost looks for the tradi- 
tional "pike" upon which this severed 
head, as a trophy of barbarian warfare, 
should be impaled! Possibly the fact 
that we are much more familiar with a 
profile treated in this manner, upon coins 
and stamps as well, causes the portrait 
to appear unusual, but is seems as if a 
portrait bust should at least have been 
employed for the better effect, barring a 

The designs themselves can only be 
termed mediocre. The King Edward 
penny was very well conceived, and the 


suggested change in 1902 to a design 
similar to the Transvaal stamps would 
have still further improved it. Instead of 
following along these lines, a special de- 
sign has been prepared for each value — 
we dare not say with what results in the' 
remainder of the set! In the case of the 
%d. the conception is not so bad, appar- 
ently, for the head has more space 
around it and the details of the frame 
are not so crowded; but the Id. is very 
poor, the head nearly filling its oval, the 
wreath of laurel or bay being too heavy, 
and the lion too large for the rest of the 
design. Added to this is the relatively 
poor effect of a crowded design repro- 
duced by typography, and the somewhat 
"muddy" result of the printing. No won- 
der loyal Britons unite in condemning 
the outcome! 

Now turn for a moment to the Corona- 
tion set issued by Newfoundland on June 
19th. Look at the 2 cent (penny) value. 
Can any comparison be made with the 
British penny? No; nothing but con- 
trast! The design is simple, yet effec- 
tive; a "speaking likeness" of His 
Majesty occupies the center, which is the 
same as that used for the first Union of 
South Africa stamp of last year. But the 
line-engraved method of production of 
course makes as much difference in the 
final appearance of the stamp as the de- 
sign itself; and as long as Great Britain 
clings to the cheap typographic method 
the results will fall far below the stand- 
ard of the United States, for instance. 

The two designs might, with some mod- 
ifications, be made fairly acceptable. 
They are each somewhat symbolic — the 
y 2 d. having a pair of dolphins supporting 
the medallion, in allusion to the "Sailor 
King"; but here again the design fails, 
as they are hardly recognizable at first 
glance, even in conventionalized form; 
the body and tail are apparent, but the 
head has to be discovered and then 
guessed at. The Id., as the "Imperial 
Postage" stamp, bears the British lion, 
but in a "couchant" attitude rather than 
the actual "passant guardant" form of 
the British arms. 

It must be understood, in criticising, 
that Messrs. Harrison and Sons, the new 

contractors, are merely the printers, and 
that the dies and plates are produced at 
the Royal Mint and not by the manufac- 
turers, as in the case of Messrs. De La 
Rue and Co. As die sinking for coins is 
a very different proposition from die cut- 
ing for typographic printing, we may sur- 
mise that the designs have perhaps suf- 
fered some in the reproductions for the 
stamps, due to the inexperience of the 
Mint in this line. At any rate, if the 
chorus of disapproval continues as 
started, some change will surely be forth- 

HANDBOOK The membership have 
NUMBER now received their copies 

TWO of the second handbook 

that the Society has is- 
sued. As before, and very properly, the 
subject concerns United States philately, 
but this time takes up a branch on which 
very little has been published, namely, 
the essays for our stamps. Not since the 
article by John K. Tiffany, published 
twenty-two years ago in the American 
Journal of Philately, has this subject 
been written up. Now Mr. Edward H. 
Mason, of Boston, who has probably the 
finest collection of United States proofs 
and essays in existence, has compiled a 
descriptive list which the Society has 
been fortunate enough to obtain for one 
of its brochures. 

Mr. Tiffany described 75 different 
types, while Mr. Mason has included 148, 
the extra number being accounted for 
not only by essays prepared since the 
original list, but by new discoveries 
among the older issues. The essays are 
grouped, naturally ,into general issues, 
department stamps, registered seals, 
newspaper stamps, letter sheets and pos- 
tal packet stamps. All are fully de- 
scribed and the varieties of impression 
listed. The book will thus be extremely 
valuable as a guide for collectors of 
these beautiful specimens, which have 
been steadily gaining in favor for many 
years, and which are of the utmost inter- 
est as a side line of United States phi- 
lately. The pamphlet contains 78 pages 
of text and is bound uniformly with num- 
ber one of the series. 


U> S. Stamp 'Book Issues* 

By J. Harald Kjellstedt, F. R. P. S. 

In the notes on United States Letters Patent, of philatelic interest, published 
by the Earl of Crawford in the "London Philatelist," we find that patent No. 306,674, 
"Book for Holding Stamps," was filed April 17, 1884 by Albert W. Cooke, of Boston, 
Mass., and was granted October 14 of the same year. The short description indi- 
cates "a book preferably to go into the vest pocket; placed in it are alternately a 
" sheet of postage or other stamps and a sheet of paper prepared by wax, paraffin or 
other substance, so that the gummed side of the stamps shall not stick to it under 
the action of heat or moisture." If the invention was offered to the Post Office 
Department, it evidently was rejected, because sixteen years passed before the 
subject of stamp books was brought up again. Capt. P. C. Bane, of the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing, at present in charge of the book and reel stamps, was, at 
the beginning of 1900, a bookbinder in the employ of the Bureau. For his own 
convenience and use, he was in the habit of fixing up postage stamps between card- 
board and lunch paper, and found it so handy that he brought it to the attention of 
the Director of the Bureau. The latter took a sample book to the Post Master 
General and recommended its adoption. The blank covers and a separating sheet, 
with the binding stub of a stamp sheet attached, from one of these sample books, 
was presented to me by Capt. Bane, and are mounted in my collection. On March 
26, 1900, order was given for the preparation of stamp books, and the first official 
mention of them is found in the Third Assistant Post Master General's report for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1900. It reads: 

"On April 16th, 1900, 2cent stamps bound in books were first issued to post- 
masters for sale to the public. These books are issued in three sizes, containing, 
respectively, 12, 24 and 48 2-cent stamps in sheets of 6 stamps each, with paraffined 
paper interleaved between the sheets to prevent premature adhesion, and covers of 
card board, 3% by 111/16 inches in dimensions. The books are sold at an advance 
of 1 cent over the face value of the stamps contained therein, or 25 cents for the 12- 
stamp book, 49 cents for the 24-stamp book, and 97 cents for the 48-stamp book. On 
the cover is printed information as to domestic and foreign rates of postage, the 
money-order and registry systems. Since the first issue the Bureau of Engraving and 
Printing has been able to make considerable improvement in the manufacture of the 
books, and it is believed they are now as perfect as it is possible to make them." 
The same report estimates the output for the coming year at 20,000 books per day, 
and the charge of the Bureau for binding the books is given as $3.85 per thousand. 

According to Mr. John N. Luff's "The Postage Stamps of the United States," the 
first book issue consisted of the 2c of 1895, Scott's triangle III. Four plates of 180 
stamps each were prepared for the first printing and were numbered 988, 989, 990 
and 991. Each plate provided for 30 book leaves, arranged in three horizontal rows 
with ten leaves in each row, but in 1909 the book plates were changed so as to 
provide for sixty book leaves. Two hundred and forty books of the first printing were 
delivered to the Post Office Department as specimens, and had the covers and each 
individual stamp hand stamped with the word "Specimen." 

February 11th, 1903, the first books with -the 2-cent, flag type, of series 1902 
made their appearance with 1582 as the earliest plate number. They were bound to 
be short lived, as books of the 2c, shield, came into circulation on November 18th 
of the same year. The number of the first book plate of this type was 1845. 

It was not until 1907 that books with 1 cent stamps were introduced, and in the 


Third Assistant Post Master General's report for the year ended June 30th, 1907, they 
are referred to as follows: "The increased demand for 1 cent postage stamps re- 
sulting from the growing popularity of illustrated post cards led this office during the 
year to arrange for the issue of books of 1 cent stamps. These books are made in 
the same form as the books of 2 cent stamps and contain 24 stamps of 1 cent denomi- 
nation, selling to the public at 25 cents per book. The first issue of books of 1 cent 
stamps was made under date March 1st, 1907." The stamps were of the 1 cent, series 
1902, and the plate number of the first plate used was 3339. The covers had the 
same printed matter as on the 2 cent covers. 

The lc and 2c values of the series 1908 made their first appearance in book 
form, and it was through the 2 cent stamp book that collectors were able to get 
their first view of the new design. The 2 cent books were issued November 16, 
1908, and the 1 cent books followed December 3, 1908. The earliest plate number of 
the former was 4803 and of the latter 4867. 

In his report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909, the Third Assistant Post 
Master General says: "A change in the cover design for books of stamps is now in 
course of preparation. The old covers are exceedingly plain. The new ones will 
bear the department's official seal and will be artistically lettered. On the back 
cover will appear a model form of address." The stamps used in the first 1 cent 
books having the new cover were printed from plate 5263, and the 2 cents from 
plate 5130. 

The earliest printing of 1 cent book sheets on paper with the single line water- 
mark was done with plate 5263 and the first 2 cent book stamps with same water- 
mark came from plate 5445. 

Since their introduction in 1900 up to June 30, 1910, not less than 142,633,807 
stamp books of both denominations were issued. 

Before closing I wish to acknowledge the kindness of Mr. A. E. Owen, of Mont- 
clair, N. J., in furnishing me with valuable assistance in regard to plate numbers. 

The Premier Philatelic Library. 

By Julian Park, F. R. P. S. 

Of the making of books about books there is apparently no end; the profession 
of the bibliographer is taking its place with the others, and is surely as "learned" as 
some of its fellows. Some of our universities even have Library Schools, and in your 
library of today no one not a graduate of one of them may hope to rise from being 
a mere cataloguer. And yet this same cataloguing is no small task, and success at 
it no small achievement. Witness, for instance, the stupendous labor so intelligently 
performed by that best-known and most esteemed of English philatelic literature 
enthusiasts, Mr. E. D. Bacon, who has recently published a catalogue of the Earl of 
Crawford's philatelic library.* 

Our first thought, perhaps, at running through the pages is not so much admira- 
tion at the wonderful collection described, but rather a certain amazed awe at the 
amount of work which its compiler has taken upon himself. And this is as it should 
be, for, though we take it that Mr. Bacon has been in Lord Crawford's employment 

* Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of the Earl of Crawford. By E. D. Bacon, F. R. P. S., etc. Paper, totally uncut, large 
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duty extra (about 51.25). 


during the task involved, still it is evident that he has contributed to it the enthus- 
iasm, as well as the energy, which is associated with his reputation. Nor has the 
owner of the library been any less liberal, for it is only his due to say that he 
originally commissioned the work to be compiled and printed for private circulation 
only, offering the society the right to publish a catalogue of their own, using the 
original private volume as their guide, and no doubt the plates as well, which would 
obviate much of the expense. The circulation of the present work will be little more 
general than that of the first edition, for only 300 copies are printed, and of these 
100 are reserved for members. 

The first part of the catalogue is headed "Separate Works," while the second 
part is confined to "Periodicals." An appendix gives the list of journals arranged 
under the countries in which they were published, in chronological sequence. That 
the number of papers which stand to the country's credit (or discredit) is not to be 
taken as a measure of its philatelic importance, is proved, for instance, by the cases 
of the United States and France, which have, respectively, about 880 and 130 jour- 
nals listed. England is sponsor for about 325. Practically every country which 
issues stamps also has published one or more stamp journals which are represented 
in this library, from Curacao to San Marino. 

We of the land where a philatelic "magazine" is put forth so irresponsibly, are 
interested in knowing that a great portion of this immense collecton, if not indeed 
its foundations, were secured from this country. In 1903, acting for Lord Crawford, 
Stanley Gibbons bought, for how much only they can say, the Tiffany library. Until 
it was merged with the English collection, this library and that owned by Dr. Sup- 
pantschitsch, of Vienna, were the largest of their kind extant. Volumes could be 
written about John K. Tiffany, of St. Louis; that the American Philatelic Society was 
not slow in recognizing his attainments is shown by his presidency of this society 
for several years in the middle nineties. The times were filled with conflict and 
struggle, but it was largely by his dignity, his keen intellect, his effective and 
scholarly pen and speech, that the society so successfully weathered all difficulties. 
It was in the evening of his life that it was our good fortune to know him. As when, 
the day's work done and the worries of its earlier hours laid aside, 
we live over in thought the events of the day that is gone, the conflicts and 
the misunderstandings lose their bitterness. Here was a man whose limitless energy 
and devotion built up a great, diversified society; but who did not swerve from duty 
as he understood it to follow the easy popularity which might well have been his. 
The burdens that he bore and the labors that he accomplished rested in the last 
analysis on a substratum of self-denying service. To be sure, he might have crowned 
all this service by donating by his will the great philatelic library which we still 
lack, but after some years this invaluable collection passed out of the country into 
the hands of one so much better able to care for it, and, no doubt, to appreciate it, 
that any criticism would react on those with the bad taste to voice it. 

The collector of philatelic literature must have everything, unless he limits 
himself, as he well may, to merely a working collection; and it is an excellent thing 
that a few complete, or nearly complete, collections of this kind should be made. 
But it would be infinitely better if an adequate index to these accumulations could 
be compiled, so as to enable the student to find without difficulty all that has been 
published upon the subject he wants to work at. All success, then, to the herculean 
task which the society has imposed upon Mr. W. R. Ricketts. We hope that the 
mass of matter to be dealt with may not grow more quickly than the index itself, 
and we are beginning to regard the ideal index as one of those works that will be 
found in the same library, (ideal, no doubt), as the ideal catalogue and the ideal 

Doubtless the Earl of Crawford paid a number of what the newspapers term 
fancy prices for some of the extremely rare items in his accumulation. To what are 


we coming, some of my readers may ask, when tremendous prices are paid for mere 
pamphlets — pamphlets, too, not dealing with anything sensible, but with such things 
as postage stamps? Well, really, gentlemen, I cannot tell you, but it may be that 
we are coming to our senses! It is simple logic. Philately is no more a hobby, it is 
a science; as science, it must have a literature; it is inevitable, then, that parts of 
that literature will be more sought after than others. Still, there are many people 
who regard all books with the same eye; people to whom the name of Major Evans 
signifies no more than Ella Wheeler Wilcox; "books is books," is their firm convic- 
tion. Perhaps after the wonderful Hoe sale, with its million dollars realized for the 
first few sessions, we needed some reminder that there are rare philatelic books as 
well as rare incunabula and Gutenberg Bibles. To those of us who dabble more or 
less in the production of what we delude ourselves to be philatelic literature, some- 
thing of a library is indispensable. In our collecting we cannot all hope to be 
Crawfords, but the publication of the list of his titles will more than ever focus 
attention on the desirability, even the importance, of a good working library to the 
real student of stamps. 


The Firm of De La Rue and Company, 

By C. A. Howes. 

An event of some import to stamp collectors has passed almost unheeded by 
the philatelic press. We refer to the death, on April 10th, of Sir Thomas De La Rue, 
head of the celebrated firm whose name has been a household word in the cult for 
so many years. This is the second great loss sustained by this first within a few 
months, the first having been that of the Government contract for supplying postage 
stamps, which had been held continuously for 56 years. The London Philatelist 
says: — 

"Sir Thomas De La Rue was born on May 26th, 1849, * * * and joined his 
father's firm in 1871. From the first he endeavored to make up for his father's out- 
side activities by displaying the keenest interest in the ramifications of the De La 
Rue factories * * * * Young De La Rue quickly put his personal impress on the 
business. Nothing was too small to learn; nothing too big to grasp. 

"The private office of Sir Thomas De La Rue contained the emblems of his 
calling — sheets of first issues of postage stamps (duly paid for) for all countries and 
colonies, including the recent South African stamp, the first to carry the portrait 
of His Majesty. Early examples of Christmas cards, designed and printed in days 
when the firm engaged in such trifles, also hung on the walls. Designs, too, of 
playing-cards, some by Sir Edward Poynter, could be seen. Perhaps his most 
valued frame was a sheet of stamps initialed 'A. E., June 23, 1897,' when the sheet 
was still wet. The sheet was of hospital stamps, issued for the Prince of Wales's 
Hospital Fund in that year. * * * The late King did Sir Thomas the honour of ini- 
tialling the first sheet struck off. The central group, 'Charity,' was designed by one 
of the firm's artists. * * * * The late baronet received his honour in 1898. * * * * 
Respected and loved by every member and employee of his business, he leaves a 
name with added honour." 


In line with the above remarks it must be remembered that the firm are not 
only manufacturers of postage stamps, but also of stationery, playing cards, railway 
tickets, commercial engraving, etc. As the London Philatelist remarks: "The pro- 
ductions of this great firm have ever been marked alike by excellence of design and 
perfection of production, and in surface printed stamps have never been excelled." 

Thomas De La Rue, the founder, embarked in the card and paper trade some 85 
years ago, and the late head of the firm, unless we are mistaken, was a grandson. 
The first work for the British Postal Administration was the manufacture of the 
early stamped enveloes, though the actual stamping was carried out at Somerset 
House. In 1853 they obtained the contract for furnishing surface printed revenue 
stamps, which were deemed so satisfactory that when the new value postage stamp, 
the 4d., was required in 1855, they obtained the contract to produce this in the same 
manner, which was a cheaper process than the line engraving of Messrs. Perkins, 
Bacon and Co. As an additional safeguard in their use, however, they were printed 
upon a special "safety" paper; this had as a constituent, a certain amount of prus- 
siate of potash, which would show up any use of chemicals to remove cancellations, 
and it also possessed a glazed surface. The chemical was what gave the bluish 
tinge to the paper, but its use was soon dropped for the postage stamps and confined 
to the revenue stamps, which were to be cancelled with writing ink. No further 
attempts to safeguard the use of the stamps in this manner were made until the 
so-called "unified series" (Postage & Revenue), printed in fugitive inks, was issued 
in 1884. 

Following the Mother Country's lead, at first with Perkins, Bacon & Co., and 
then with Messrs. De La Rue, the Colonies from far and near placed orders for their 
stamp supplies, until, for the sake of cheapness, a general design or "head plate" 
was employed for all Colonies not wishing special designs, to which simply the name 
and "duty" (or value) could be added as desired at a second operation. The first 
stamps of this type (the Queen's head in an octagon) were supplied to Nevis and 
Antigua in 1879. Previous to this, however, a step in this direction had been made 
by a general type with name engraved for each Colony, only the "duty" being printed 
at a second operation. This was employed for St. Christopher (1870), Dominica 
(18 74) and Tobago (1881). Again, in 1889, a new style of "head plate" with the 
Queen's head in a smaller octagon and the "duty" in a large hexagonal tablet 
beneath appeared, first for the high value Gold Coast stamps and later for other 
Colonies. This bore the legend "Postage" — "& Revenue" at either side. A second 
general type with "Postage" alone at either side and Queen's head in a circle, but 
with the large hexagonal duty tablet as before, also appeared in 1890 for St. Helena 
and the Seychelles Islands. These last two designs were retained for the general 
King's head plates when the change was made necessary by the accession of King 
Edward, a small crown only being added above the head. The King's head stamps 
appeared early in 1902, the "Postage" type for Cayman Islands and Gambia first, and 
the "Postage & Revenue" type for Gold Coast and Straits Settlements several 
months later. A new and improved general design, taking its type from the British 
penny stamp of King Edward but having the Colony's name engraved on it, was 
issued for several of the African Protectorates in 1903-4; but a much handsomer 
type'; in two designs, was issued in 1908 for the Nyasaland Protectorate and has 
found favor with a number of Colonies since. • 

Collectors will of course remember, however, that only a portion of the Colonies 
used the general type of stamps, and that many had their own special designs, 
among which will be recalled British Guiana, Mauritius, Natal, India, Hong Kong, 
etc., all produced by the usual surface printing process. As evidence that Messrs. 
De La Rue could do fine work in copper and steel plate printing as well, amid all 
this mediocrity in typographed productions, we have but to turn to the Bahamas 
"Queen's Staircase" stamps, the Barbados "Nelson" and "Olive Blossom" issues, the 


British. East Africa Queen's head stamps, British Guiana Jubiless, etc., to find some- 
thing really worth while. 

Some six years ago the Philatelic Journal of India printed a comprehensive 
article by Mr. E. W. Wetherell on the work done by Messrs. De La Rue for Great 
Britain and the Colonies from the beginning, dividing the subject into many heads 
with long lists of the various stamps in the several categories. Without going into 
the subject in such detail, it has been considered that a grouping of the various 
Colonies in chronological order, according to the date of their employing this firm 
to produce their postage stamp issues, would have considerable interest and possible 
value at this time. Such a list is therefore appended, brought down to date, with 
various explanatory notes to make it of further use. 


Date Country Remarks. 

1855 Great Britain . .4d. stamp. Contract ended Dec. 31, 1910. 

East India Co 4 and 8a. stamps. Contract to date. 

1857 Ceylon }/ 2 d. stamp. Contract to date. 

1860 Mauritius Set. Contract to date. 

Jamaica Set. Contract to date. 

Sierra Leone 6d. stamp. Contract to date. 

1861 Br. Columbia & Vancouver I...2y 2 d. stamp. 

Malta y 2 d. stamp. Contract to date. 

Bahamas Printed from Perkins Bacon plates. Contract 

to date. 

1862 New South Wales Set of plates from De La Rue; first prints of 1 

and 2d. by firm; further printings of all 
values in Colony. Used until 1888. 
Hong Kong Set. Contract to date. 

1863 Cape of Good Hope Printed from Perkins-Bacon plates. Contract 

to date. 

Trinidad (Same as last) . 

Natal (Same as last) . 

St. Helena (Same as last) . 

St. Lucia ( Same as last) . 

1864 Western Australia Printed from Perkins-Bacon plates. Contract 

ended 1901. 

1865 Bermuda Set. Contract to date. 

British Columbia 3d. stamp. Contract ended 1871. 

Vancouver I. 5 and 10c stamps. Contract ended 1871. 

1866 British Honduras Set. Contract to date. 

1867 Straits Settlements Surcharged on India. Contract to date. 

1868 South Australia Plates from De La Rue; printed in Colony. 

Used until 1902. 

1869 Gambia Set. Contract to date. 

1870 St. Christopher Set. (Name changed to St. Kitts-Nevis, 1903). 

Contract to date. 

Tasmania Set of plates from De La Rue; printed by firm 

and in Colony; used until 1902. 

1872 New Zealand Plates from De La Rue; printed in Colony; 

used until 1898. 

1873 Antigua Printed from Perkins Bacon plates. Contract 

to date. 


1874 Dominica Set. Contract to date. 

Lagos Set. Contract to date. 

1876 Gold Coast Set. Contract to date. 

Barbados Printed from Perkins-Bacon plates. Contract 

to date. 

1876 Montserrat Printed from Perkins-Bacon Antigua plate and 

surcharged. Contract to date. 
British Guiana Set. Contract to date. 

1879 Nevis Set. Contract to 1890. 

Labuan Set. Contract to 1894. 

Tobago Set. Contract to 1899. 

Virgin Islands Id. lithograph of Waterlow & Sons. Contract 

to date. 

1880 Cyprus British stamps surcharged by De La Rue. Con- 

tract to date. 

1881 Turks Islands Printed from Perkins-Bacon plates. Contract 

to date. (Caicos added to name in 1900). 

1883 St. Vincent Printed from Perkins-Bacon plates. Contract 

to date. 
Grenada Set. Contract to date. 

1884 Falkland Is Printed from Bradbury-Wilkinson plates. Con- 

tract to date. 

1885 British Levant Surcharged on Great Britain. Contract to Jan. 

1, 1911 (?). 

1886 Gibraltar Surcharged on Bermuda. Contract to date. 

1887 British Bechuanaland Set. Contract to Nov. 1895. 

1888 Zululand Surcharged on Great Britain. Contract to Dec. 

30, 1897. 

Sarawak Set. Contract to date. 

1890 Leeward Is Set. Contract to date. 

Seychelles Set. Contract to date. 

British East Africa Co Surcharged on Great Britain. (May to Oct.) 

1891 Pahang Set. Contract to 1900. 

Perak Set. Contract to 1900. 

Selangor Set. Contract to 1900. 

Sungei Ujong Set. Contract to 1900. 

1892 Negri Sembilan Set. Contract to 1900. 

Johore Set. Contract to date. 

Oil Rivers Protectorate Surcharged on Great Britain; used for about 

a year. 

1895 British Central Africa Set. Contract to date. (Name changed 1907 

to Nyasaland). 

1896 British East Africa Set. Contract to date. (Uganda added to 

name in 1903). 
Zanzibar Set. Contract to date. 

1897 Tonga Set. Contract to date. 

Bechuanaland Protectorate Surcharged on Great Britain. Contract to Jan. 

1, 1911 (?). 

1898 Uganda Set. Contract to 1903. 

Egyptian Sudan Set. Contract to date. 

Morocco Agencies Surcharged on Gibraltar. Contract to date. 

1900 Federated Malay States Surcharged on State issues. Contract to date. 

Northern Nigeria Set. Contract to date. 

Cayman Islands Set. Contract to date. 








Southern Nigeria Set. Contract to date. 

British New Guinea Set. Contract to 1907. 

Transvaal Set. Contract to date. 

Orange River Colony Set. Contract to date. 

Fiji Set. Contract to date. 

British Somaliland '. . Set. Contract to date. 

Brunei Set. Contract to date. 

British Solomon Is Set. Contract to date. 

Nyasaland Protectorate Set. (See British Central Africa). Contract 

to date. 

Maldives 3et. Contract to date. 

Union of South Africa 2%d. stamp. 

Trengganu Set. Contract to date. 

Kelantan Set. Contract to date. 

Gilbert & Ellice Is Set. Contract to date. 

New Hebrides Condominium... Set. Contract to date. 

It will be evident, from a glance at the above list, to what extent stamp collec- 
tors are indebted to Messrs. De La Rue and Co. for their treasures; and also to what 
proportions the business of postage stamp manufacture, without taking into consider- 
ation any other kinds, has grown with this one firm. Outside of the British Empire, 
however, they have done little in this line, the only countries employing them 
having been Italy, for its 1863 issue; Belgium, for the 1 franc of 1865, (the plates for 
the other values being supplied to be printed locally) ; the Orange Free State, for 
all its issues from 1868; Egypt from 1879 to date; and Siam, from 1886 to 1906. 

What changes may follow from the loss of the British contract are at present, 
of course, only problematical; but that there will be some is certain, for doubtless 
various Colonies will follow the Mother Country's lead as before, and then we may 
see Messrs. De La Rue reaching out for work for foreign countries once more. 




Compiled under the direction of the Committee on United States Catalog con- 
sisting of Messrs. Henry N. Mudge, George L. Toppan, George H. Worthington, John 
N. Luff, Hiram E. Deats, Freeman Putney, Jr., E. M. Carpenter, J. Murray Bartels 
and Charles K. B. Nevin. 


In offering the present work, it is not the intention of the authors to present 
another historical or descriptive monograph on the Stamps of the United States, as 
that field has been so thoroughly covered by Mr. Luff's very exhaustive work on the 
Stamps of the United States, and recent books by Mr. Power, Mr. Melville and 
others, but to give collectors of our stamps a check list which shall include all 
distinctive shades as accurately and intelligibly described as possible, as well as all 
known minor varieties with brief notes giving their true status. 

In order that the whole work may be kept well within the limits of a convenient 
sized handbook, the authors have used abbreviations throughout the text and have 
introduced certain forms which would be meaningless in themselves. The reaJer is 
therefore asked to read the following explanations very carefully. 

METHOD OF NUMBERING: Each main variety is given a whole number, com- 
mencing with the regular government issue of 1847. The 5c, 1847, is number 1, etc. 

It is intended that this number shall apply to the stamp as a main variety and 
not to any one shade, or to any minor variety. A want list containing number 1 
could properly be filled by supplying No. la, or lb, or lc, etc. 

OFFICIAL COLOR: Because it does not take any extra space, though of little 
use perhaps, except from an historical view-point, the official color as given by the 
Post Office Department, or the Third Assistant Postmaster General, is included in 
parenthesis after the denomination. This color name is, in many cases, not used 
in the list of shades, as it is often quite inappropriate. 

SHADES: The distinctive shades as known to the authors are given small let- 
ters as a, b, c, etc., etc. 

THE AUTHORS' AUTHORITY FOR COLOR NAMES was, principally, Ridgway's 
Nomenclature of Colors,* a book which, in their opinion, is far superior to any color 
chart to which they had access. The desirability of using a standard work instead 
of depending on one's own idea regarding colors and names of colors will be evident 
to everyone. 

MINOR VARIETIES are given double letters, as aa, bb, etc., etc. The catalog 
is supposed and intended to include only such stamps and varieties as were issued 
to the putdic through some Post Office, i. e., sold over the counter in the regular order 
of business. 

Varieties whose status is questionable are not entitled to a place in a list of 
regularly issued stamps as such, until their standing is proved. These varieties and 
others which have long been considered regularly issued stamps, but which came 

* A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists and Compendium of Useful Knowledge for Ornithologists by Robert Ridgway 
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1886 pp 129x17 plates. 


direct from the Post Office Department or were given away, as distinguished from 
those known to have been sold over the. counter at a regular Post Office, are given in 
italics, with short notes regarding their standing. 

The number \in parenthesis after a shade indicates the number of the variety 
issued, or known to exist. 

The authors have seen practically all varieties listed. Where they were not 
able to personally inspect a variety, the name of the one on whose authority it is 
catalogued is given. 

Certain varieties are now available for postage though they were not regularly 
issued. The fact that they are available for postage does not change their status. 

RE-ISSUES (reprints and the so-called Government Counterfeits) are listed 
with the same whole numbers as the varieties of which they are re-issues, preceded 
by R as Rl, R2, etc. 

The first paragraph of the general notes under each issue gives a short descrip- 
tion of the stamps of that issue. By consulting these descriptions all U. S. Stamps of 
the regular issues can be accurately and quickly distinguished. 

We are indebted to the Scott Stamp & Coin Co. for the cuts used. 

The authors have had at their disposal for examination the collections of Mr. F. 
C. Foster and Mr. L. G. Barrett, the former in particular being probably the finest 
collection of shades in this country. 

Boston, April 3, 1911. CHARLES K. B. NEVIN. 



As considerable time will have elapsed before work on all the issues from 
1847 to date can be completed, the authors have considered it preferable to begin the 
publication in the Quarterly with the later issues, rather than with the earlier ones. 
The issue of 1890 was considered a particularly suitable one with which to commence 
for several reasons. This issue marks the change in size from the previous issue; 
is the first full set easily obtainable by the collector of average means, and is found 
in a wide range of shades which are much easier to distinguish and describe than 
the earlier issues. The 1894 set, the first one issued by the Bureau of Engraving & 
Printing, would seem a logical place to begin. However, working on this basis, it 
would then be necessary to go back to the 1890 issue, as the original dies of this 
set we're used for all subsequent regular issues until 1902. 

ISSUE OF 1890. 

Inscribed "United States Postage" above; below, value in -words with numerals in 
foliated ovals. See also 1894. 
lc to 8c, one design. 
10c to 15c, numerals in lower corners in foliated circles. 
30c, 90c, same except block numerals. 
Paper: soft, porous. 
Perforation: 12. 

Gum: running from dark brown in 1890 to white in 1894. 
Printed by American Bank Note Co., New York. 
Size of design: 19x22 mm 


Note: Stamps marked (*) are from sheets printed as samples of workmanship for 
the Brueau of Engraving & Printing. Returned to Post Office. Not sold by 
P. O. D. 

131 1c (Ultramarine blue). 

Issued Feb. 22, 1890. 

Number issued 2,414,255,550 (approximate). 
- Profile bust, Franklin, L. 

a: Violet-ultramarine. 

b: Pale ultramarine. 

c : Ultramarine. 

d: Deep ultramarine. 

e: Greyish ultramarine-blue. 

f: Deep greyish ultramarine-blue. 

g: Dull ultramarine-blue. 

h: Dark dull ultramarine-blue. 

i: Dark blue. 

aa : * Imperforate, deep greyish ultramarine-blue. 

132 2c (Carmine). 

Issued Feb. 22, 1890. 

Number issued 6,912,391,541 (approximate). 
Profile bust, Washington, L. 
a: Deep lake. 






Dull lake (rare). 


Deep lake-red. 




Deep carmine-lake. 




Bright carmine. 









aa: Cap on left "2", carmine-lake. 

bb: Cap on left "2", carmine. 

cc: Cap on both "2's", carmine. 

dd: Cap on right "2", carmine. 

ee : * Imperforate, lake-red. 

ff: * Imperforate, carmine-lake. 

3c (Purp 


Issued Feb. 22, 1890. 


er issued 50,712,667 (approximate). 

Profile bust, Jackson, L. 




Dull violet. 


Purplish violet. 


Dark purplish violet. 

aa : * Imperforate, dark purplish violet 

4c (Velv 

et brown). 


1 June 2, 1890. 


er issued 50 652,375 (approximate). 


lit, Lincoln, % R. 


: Dark brown. 


b: Black-brown. 

aa : * Imperforate, dark broivn. 

135 5c (Light brown). 

Issued June 2, 1890. 

Number issued 112,801,583 (approximate). 

Portrait, Grant, % R. 

a: Orange-brown. 

b: Deep orange-brown. 

c: Chocolate. 

aa : * Imperforate, dark brown. 

136 6c (Light maroon). 

Issued Feb. 22, 1890. 

Number issued 7,773,337 (approximate). 

Portrait, Garfield, % L. 

a: Pale claret. 

b: Claret. 

c: Brownisb claret. 

d: Deep rose-brown. 

e: Dark brown-madder. 

aa : * Imperforate, dark brown-madder. 

137 8c (Lilac). 

Issued March 21, 1893. 
Number issued 12,087,800. 
Portrait, Sherman, full face. 

a: Dull purple. 

b: Deep dull purple. 

c: Magenta [color of 8c Columbian], (Luff). 

138 10c (Milori green). 

Issued Feb. 22, -1890. 

Number issued 57,999,363 (approximate). 

Portrait, Webster, % L. 

a: Dull green. 

b: Dark dull green. 

aa : * Imperforate, dark dull green. 

139 15c (Deep blue). 

Issued Feb. 22, 1890. 

Number issued 4,372,256 (approximate). 

Portrait, Clay, % L. 

a: Prussian blue. 

b: Deep Prussian blue. 

c: Indigo. 

aa : * Imperforate, indigo. 

140 30c (Black). 

Issued Feb. 22, 1890. 

Number issued 1,363,255 (approximate). 

Profile bust, Jefferson, L. 

a: Gray-black. 

b: Full black. 

aa : * Imperforate, black. 

141 90c (Orange). 

Issued Feb. 22, 1890. 

Number issued 190.526 (approximate). 

Profile bust, Perry, L. 


a: Orange. 

b: Pale red-orange. 

c: Red-orange. 

aa : * Imperforate, deep orange-red. 


Inscribed; 1492-1892. 

Paper: soft, porous. 

Perforation: 12. 

Gum: Running from dark brown to white. 

Printed by American Bank Note Co., New York. 

Size of design: 34x22 mm. 

Note: Quantities given are minus the 1050 proof sets (Luff). 

142 1c (Antwerp blue). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 449,195,550. 
"Columbus in Sight of Land." 

Light blue. 

Dark blue. 

143 2c (Purple maroon). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1S93. 
Number issued 1,464,588,750. 
"Landing of Columbus." 

a: Dull reddish purple. 

b: Reddish purple. 

c: Bright reddish purple. (Rare) 

d: Light dull purple. 

e: Dull purple. 

f : Dark dull purple. 

aa: Imperforate, {Luff). The authors do not knozv its history, or 
whether it is known in a pair. 

144 3c (Medium shade of green). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 11,501,250. 
"Flagship of Columbus." 

a: Pale gray-green. 

b: Dull green. 

c: Dark dull green. 

145 4c (Ultramarine blue). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 19,181,550. 
"Fleet of Columbus." 

a: Dull ultramarine-blue. 

b : Ultramarine. 

c: Deep ultramarine. 

aa : Blue. The late J. V. Painter, a well known collector, secured 
a sheet of these stamps, at a Cleveland Post Office, which he 
claimed to have purchased over the counter, (ioo known). 


146 5c (Chocolate brown). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 

Number issued 35,248,250. 

"Columbus Soliciting Aid of Isabella.' 

a: Reddish chocolate. 

b: Light chocolate. 

c: Dark chocolate. 

147 6c (Royal purple). 

Issued Jan.- 1, 1893. 
Number issued 4,659,150. 
"Columbus Welcomed at Barcelona." 





Dark red-violet. 





8c (Mage 

;nta red). 


L March 1, 1893. 


er issued 10,656,5r 



mbus Restored to 



Light magenta. 




Deep magenta. 


: Lake. 

149 10c (Vandyke brown). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 16,516,950. 
"Columbus Presenting Natives." 

a: Greyish black. 

b: Brownish black. 

c: Dark brown. 

d: Black-brown. 

150 15c (Dark green). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 

Number issued 1,576,050. 

"Columbus Announcing His Discovery. 

a: Dull green. 

b: Dark dull green. 

151 30c (Sienna brown). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 617,250. 
"Columbus at LaRabida." 

a: Brown-orange. 

b: Bright brown-orange. 

152 50c (Carbon blue). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 243,750. 
"Recall of Columbus." 

a: Slate-blue. 

b: Dull slate-blue. 

153 $1.00 (Rose salmon). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 55,050. 


'Isabella Pledging her Jewels." 
a: Bright orange-vermilion, 
b: Orange-vermilion, 
c: Deep orange-vermilion. 

154 $2.00 (Toned mineral red). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 45,550. 
"Columbus in Chains." 

a: Maroon. 

b: Deep maroon. 

155 $3.00 (Light yellow green). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 

Number issued 24,713. 

"Columbus Describing Third Voyage." 

a: Grass-green. 

D : Yellow-green. 

c: Pale yellow-green. 

156 $4.00 (Carmine). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 

Number issued 22,993. 

"Portraits; Isabella and Columbus." 

Deep carmine-lake. 



Pale carmine-rose. 

157 $5.00 (Black). 

Issued Jan. 1, 1893. 
Number issued 21,844. 
"Profile of Head of Columbus." 

a: Greyish black. 

b: Full black. 

ISSUE OF 1894. 

Design: Same as 1890 with double lined triangles in upper corners. The 50c and 
$1.00 values takes the place of the 30c and 90c which are discontinued. The new 
values $2.00 and $5.00 similar to 10c. See also 1890 and 1895. 

Paper: Soft, porous, unwatermarked. 

Perforation: 12. • 

Gum: White to yellow. 

Printed by Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Washington, D. C. 

Size of design: 19x22 mm. 

158 1c (Blue). 

Issued Oct. 10, 1894. 
Number issued 404,168,300. 
Profile bust, Franklin, L. 

Pale sky blue. 
Sky blue. 
Bright ultramarine. 
Deep ultramarine. 
Pale blue.- 




g: Bright blue. 

h: Blue. 

i: Dark blue. 
2c (Carmine). 

Issued Oct. 5, 1894. 
Number issued 1,271,048,700. 
Profile bust, Washington, L. 





(Includes all three triangles.) 

Triangle II 

Triangle III 

Triangle I 

Triangle I. 

a: Pale pink. 

b : Pink. 

c: Pale scarlet. 

d : Scarlet. 

e: Dull scarlet. 

f: Carmine. 

g: Rose. 

h: Carmine-lake, 
i: Deep carmine-lake. 

j: Brownish lake. 

aa : Imperforate horizontally, known in a block of four, its history 
unknown to the authors. 
Triangle II. 

a: Pale scarlet. 

b : Scarlet. 

c: Pale carmine. 

Triangle III. 

a: Pale scarlet, 
b : Scarlet. 
c: Pale carmine, 
d: Carmine. 

aa: Imperforate vertically, {pale scarlet) a strip of 3; plate No. 153, 
unique; not sold at P. O. 
3c (Purple). 

Issued Sept. 24, 1894. 
Number issued 20,214,300. 
Profile bust, Jackson, L. 
a: Violet, 
b: Dark violet, 
c: Purplish violet. 

aa: Imperforate, dark purplish violet; not sold at a P. O. (Gum 
unofficial) (400). 
4c (Velvet brown). 

Issued Sept. 11, 1894. 
Number issued 16,718,150. 
Portrait, Lincoln, % R. 
a: Pale black-brown, 
b : Black-brown. 


c: Deep black-brown. 

aa : Imperforate, black-brown; not sold at a P. O. (Gum unoffi- 
cial) (400). 

164 5c (Light brown). 

Issued Sept. 28, 1894. 
Number issued 30,688,840. 
Portrait, Grant, % R. 
a: Dull red-brown, 
b : Red-brown, 
c: Reddish chocolate. 

aa: Imperforate horizontally; reddish chocolate. Its history not 

known to the authors, 
bb: Imperforate, reddish chocolate. Not sold at a P. O. (Gum 
unofficial) (400). 

165 6c (Light maroon). 

Issued July 18, 1894. 
Number issued 5,120,800. 
Portrait, Garfield, % L. 
a: Light claret-brown, 
b: Claret-brown, 
c: Dark rose-brown. 

aa : Imperforate horizontally, light claret-brown. Its history not 
known to the authors. 

166 8c (Lilac). 

Issued March 25, 1895. 
Number issued 2,426,100. 
Portrait, Sherman, full face. 

a: Reddish brown-purple. 

b: Brownish purple. 

167 10c (Milori green). 

Issued Sept. 17, 1894. 
Number issued 12,263,180. 
Portrait, Webster, % l. 
a: Pale dull green, 
b: Dull green. 

aa: Imperforate, dull green. Not sold at a P. O. (Gum unoffi- 
cial) (400); 

168 15c (Deep blue). 

Issued Oct. 15, 1894. 
Number issued 1,583,920. 
Portrait, Clay, % L. 

a : Indigo. 

b: Deep indigo. 

169 50c (Orange). 

Issued Nov. 1, 1894. 
Number issued 175,330. 
Profile bust, Jefferson, L. 
a: Pale red-orange, 
b : Red-orange. 

aa : Imperforate horizontally; orange. A single copy with ivide 
margin, imperforate between stamp and margin is known. 
Probably from a sheet which was folded over, or in some 
other zvay missed one row of perforations. 


170 $1.00 (Black). 

Issued Nov. 15, 1894. 

Number issued 35,046. 

Profile bust, Perry, L. 
a: Greyish black- 
fa : Black. 

171 $2.00 (Sapphire blue). 

Issued Dec. 10, 1894. 
Number issued 10,027. 
Portrait, Madison, % L. 

a: Light blue. 

b: Indigo-blue. 

172 $5.00 (Gray green). 

Issued Dec. 10. 1894. 
Number issued 6,25i. 
Portrait, Marshall, % L. 
a: Dull green. 

ISSUE OF 1895. 

Design: Same as Issue of 1894. See also 1894 and 1898. 

Paper: Soft, porous. Watermarked U. S. P. S. in double line letters. Spaced for 
one letter to each stamp. 

Perforation: 12. 

Gum: White to yellow. 

Printed by Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, D. C. 

Size of design: 19x22 mm. 

Official colors: See Issue of 1894. 

Note: The quantities given are exclusive of the specimen copies furnished, 1075 in 
some cases, 1175 in others. (Luff.) 

Note: The imperforate stamps of this issue, marked (*) were given by the Director 
of the Bureau of Engraving and Printinf for equivalent sheets of the then cur- 
rent stamps. They are unfinished stamps, available for postage; not proofs. 

173 1c 

Issued April 29, 1895. 

Number issued 1,971,338,063 (approximate). 

Profile bust, Franklin, L. 

a: Light blue. 

b: Blue. 

c: Dark blue. 

d: . Dull blue. 

e: Deep dull blue. 

f: Indigo. 

aa: Double paper, dull blue. 

bb : * Imperforate, dull blue (900). 

Issued May 2, 1895. 

Number issued all triangles, 20,426,027,604. 

Profile bust, Washington, L. 

Triangle I. 

a: Scarlet. 

b: Pale carmine. 

c: Carmine. 

174 2c 





e II. 


Pale carmine. 







e III. 


Pale carmine. 






Pale pink. 




Pale scarlet. 




Pale scarlet-vermilion. 








Deep red. 




Bright lilac-rose (rare). 

aa: Double paper, carmine-lake. 

bb : * Imperforate, carmine (300) 





Issued Oct. 31, 1895. 
Number issued 203,057,170. 
Profile bust, Jackson, L. 

Dark violet. 
Purplish violet. 
Dark purplish violet. 
Bright violet. 
Bright purple. 

aa: * Imperforate, dark purplish violet (300). 


Issued June 5, 1895. 

Number issued 78,167,836 (approximate). 

Portrait, Lincoln, % R. 

Pale black-brown. 
Deep black-brown. 

aa: * Imperforate, black-brown (300). 


Issued June 11, 1895. 

Number issued 123,775,455 (approximate). 

Portrait, Grant, % R. 

Deep orange-brown. 
Light reddish brown. 
Reddish brown. 
Deep reddish brown. 
Reddish chocolate. 

aa: * Imperforate, deep reddish brown (300). 









Issued Aug. 31, 1895. 

Number issued 20,712,875 (approximate). 
Portrait, Garfield, % L. 
a: Pale dull claret, 
b: Dull claret, 
c: Deep dull claret. 
d: Light claret-brown, 
e: Claret-brown, 
f: Deep claret-brown. 
g: Pale rose-brown, 
b: Deep rose-brown. 

aa: Watermark I or R (Revenue paper) claret-brown, (9 known). 
bb : * Imperforate, claret-brown, (300). 

Issued July 22, 1895. 
Number issued 96,217,820. 
Portrait, Sherman, full face, 
a : Purple-brown, 
b: Dull brownish purple, 
c: Brownish purple, 
d: Deep brownish purple, 
e: Reddish brown-purple, 
f: Claret-brown. 

aa: Watermark I or R (Revenue paper) reddish brown-purple, 

(30 known). 
bb: * Imperforate, claret-brown (300). 
Issued June 7, 1895. 

Number issued 59,983,007 (approximate). 
Portrait, Webster, % L. 
a: Pale dull green, 
b: Dull green, 
c: Deep dull green. 

aa : * Imperforate, pale dull green. 

Issued Sept. 10, 1895. 
Number issued 7,013,612 (approximate). 
Portrait, Clay, % L. 

a: Dark blue (scarce). 

b : Indigo. 

c: Deep indigo. 

aa: * Imperforate, deep indigo (100). 
Issued Nov. 9, 1895. 
Number issued 1,065,390. 
Profile bust, Jefferson, L. 
a: Deep orange, 
b: Pale red-orange, 
c: Red-orange, 
d: Deep red-orange, 
e: Orange-vermilion. 

<7[7: * Imperforate, deep red-orange (too). 


185 $1.00 

Issued Aug. 12, 1895. 
Number issued 255,252. 
Profile bust, Perry, L. 

a: Greenish black. 

b: Greyish black. 

c: Black. 

aa: * Imperforate, black (ioo). 

186 $2.00 

Issued Aug. 13, 1895. 
Number issued 31,720. 
Portrait, Madison, % L. 

a: Blue. 

b: Light dull blue. 

c: Dull blue. 

d: Dark dull blue. 

e: Indigo. 

aa: * Imperforate, indigo (ioo). 

187 $5.00 

Issued Aug. 16, 1895. 
Number issued 26,965. 
Portrait, Marshall, % l. 
a: Dull green. 

aa: * Imperforate, dull green (ioo). 

The Authors are anxious to receive suggestions and information regarding varie- 
ties not listed, or in fact anything that will throw light on the subject matter treated. 
They will be glad to give any further information they can, but wish to state that 
stamps must not be sent them for examination or for classification until previous 
definite arrangements have been made. 




WnP(CB) Western Philatelist, (Council Bluffs), 1879. 

WnP(H) Western Philatelist, (Humboldt), 1898, See "National 


WnP(RI) Western Philatelist, (Rock Island & St. Joseph), 1889-92. 

WnP(StJ) Western Philatelist, (St. Joseph), 1896. 

WnS(R) Western Stamp, (Riverside), 1896. 

WnSBk Western Stamp Book, (Kansas City), 1901-2. 

WnSBud Western Stamp Budget, (Chicago) , 1892. 

WnSC(C) Western Stamp Collector, (Denver), 1873, See "Amateur 


WnSC (D) Western Stamp Collector, (Denver) , 1906. 

WnSN Western Stamp News, (South Bend), 1906. 

WeyS&CA Weymouth Stamp & Crest Advertiser, (Weymouth, Eng.), 


WhoSM Wholesale Stamp Market, (Newcastle) , 1907-8. 

WeAe Wide Awake, (New York) , 1885. 

WeAeP Wide Awake Philatelist, (Pitchburg), 1890. 

WdgMySN Wiedling's Monthly Stamp News, (Canton), 1901. 

WidyMC&PSA Wildey's Monthly Circular & Postage Stamp Advertiser 

(Indexed under "MyCr&PSA"). 

WtbSC Winterburn's Stamp Circular, (Cincinnati), 1865. 

WisP Wisconsin Philatelist, (De Pere), 1897-8. 

Wsm Wisdom, (Calmar), 1889-90. 

WthCC Witch City Collector, (Salem), 1887. 

WthCP Witch City Philatelist, (Salem) , 1887-8. 

WhkSCC Witherick's Stamp Collecting Circular, (London), 1896. 

WofsSp Wolsieffer's Specialties, (Chicago), 1894-5. 

WolCJ Wolverine Collectors' Journal, (Manchester), 1885. 

WsrCoP Worcester County Philatelist, (Worcester, Mass.), 1891-3. 

Wor-N World of Nature, (Newport), 1888. 

WorA .World's Advertiser, See next Reference. 

WorS&CnA World's Stamp & Coin Advertiser, (Charleston, Natal), 

WorCle World's Chronicle, (Chicago), 189?-1910, See "Little 


WorEx World's Exchange, (Essex) , 1905-7. 

WgtAL&A Wright's Annual List & Advertiser, (Southport), 1907-8. 

Xta Xtra, (Winnipeg), 1909. 

YeCr Yankee Clipper, (Smyrna), 1880, See "Collector," See 

"Amateur Clipper." 

YeC Yankee Collector, (McGraw, N. Y.), 1900-3. 

YeC(I) Yankee Collector, (Ilford, Eng.). 1905. 

YeD Yankee Doodle, (Thornton Heath), 1889. 

YeP(Bar) Yankee Philatelist, (Barre, Vt.), 1889-90. 

Yep(Bos) Yankee Philatelist, (Boston), 1892-3. 

YeP(P) Yankee Philatelist, (Fitchburg), 1885. 

YeWor Yankee World, (Syracuse) , 1893-4. 


YgAm(K) Young American, (Kinsley, Kas.), 1900-1. 

YgAm (P) Young American, (Phila.) , 1894. 

YgBar Young Barbarian, (Ft. Madison), 1886, See "Wasp." 

YgC(B) Young Collector, (Brooklyn), 1892. 

YgC(KC) Young Collector, (Kansas City), 1905. 

YgC(RL) Young Collector, (Red Lion), 1897. 

YgCan Young Canada, (Neils Harbour, N. S.), 1887. 

YgCadn Young Canadian, (Toronto) , 1901. 

YgKnt Young Knight, (Greenfield, Ind.), 1910-1. 

YgNat Young Natal, (Newcastle, Natal), 1902. 

YgPpC Young Peoples' Companion, (St. Louis), 1901-2. 

YgP(A) Young Philatelist, (Albany), 1893. 

YgP(B) Young Philatelist, (Burton, Eng.), 1903. 

YgPSC Young Postage Stamp Collector, (Bangalore, Ind.), 1905, 

YgSC Young Stamp Collector, (Brixton) , 1900. 

YgWor Young World, (New York), 1886-8. 

Y(B) Youth, (Buffalo), 1901-2. 

Y(P) Youth, (Phila.), 1902-4. 

YCom Youth's Comrade, (Boston) , 1896. 

YEx(F) Youth's Exchange, (Federalsburg, Md.), 1890, See "Na- 
tional Ex." 

YEx(GL) ^outh's Exchange, (Green's Landing), 1891. 

YEx(N) ' Youth's Exchange, (Norfolk), 1890-1. 

YG Youth's Gazette, (Cleveland), 1885. 

YG&A Youth's Gazette & Advertiser, (London) , 1869-70. 

YHer ....Youth's Herald, (Decatur, Tex.), 1885-6. 

YJ Youth's Journal, (Jackson, Mich.) , 1890-1. See "Coll. Jour." 

YLdr Youth's Leader, (Canajoharie, N. Y.), 1885. 

YLed Youth's Ledger, (Helmette & N. Y.), 1885-9, See "Collec- 
tors' Ledger." 

YLHr Youth's Leisure Hour, (Booneville, N. J.), 1887-8. 

YM(S) Youth's Magazine, (Scranton), 1893. 

YPrs Youth's Press, (Troy), 1888-90, See "Amateur Press." 

YRel Youth's Realm, (Boston) , 1896-1906, See "Youth's Com- 

ZoStr Zero Star, (Zero, Tenn.) , 7-1902. 


ABC-SC A B C of Stamp Collecting, by F. J. Melville, (London), 

159 pp. 
Cas-CComp Cass' Collectors' Companion, pub. by Leon V. Cass, (Mc- 

Graw, N. Y.), 1901. 
EptP-MPS Epitome of Papers Read Before the Manchester Philatelic 

Society, by W. D. Beckton, Sep. 1893, 39 pp. 
Hin-HSC Hinton's Hints on Stamp Collecting, pub. by T. H. Hinton, 

(London), 3 Editions. 
Hw-CPS How to Collect Postage Stamps, by Bertram T. K. Smith, 

(London), 1907, 178 pp. 
IntCGde International Stamp Collector's Guide, pub. by W. G. 

Whildin. Jr., (Pelzer, S. C). 1884, 48 pp. 
Mc-SCG McLean's Stamp Collectors' Guide, pub. by W. S. McLean, 

(Boston), 1889, 100 pp. 


PFrds Philatelic Frauds, pub. by C. C. Simmons, (Chariton, la.), 

1883, 40 pp. 
PSTCol Postage Stamps and Their Collection, by Oliver Firth, 

(London), 1897, 184 pp. 
SC-H&B Stamp Collector, by W. J. Hardy and E. D. Bacon, (Lon- 
don), 1898, 294 pp. 
SCAnn Stamp Collectors' Annual and Year Book of Philately, by 

Percy C. Bishop and Chas. Nisson, (London), 1904- 

1911, 8 Editions. 
SCngNts Stamp Collecting Notes, pub. by W. S. Lincoln, (London), 

2nd Edition. 
SCComp(Cin.) Stamp Collectors' Companion, pub. by Collins & Mills, 

(Cincinnati, O.), 1882, 50 pp. 
SNAnn Stamp News Annual, pub. by Theo. Buhl & Co., (London), 

1891-96, being Annual Christmas Number of "The 

Stamp News" for those years. 

AALBORG, See "Denmark Locals." 

AALBORG HADSUND JERNBANE, See "Denmark Railway Stamps." 

AALESUND, See "Norway Locals." 

AARHUS, See "Denmark Locals." 

AARS NIBE SVENDSTRUP JERNBANE, See "Denmark Railway Stamps." 

ABBADIA SAN SALVATORE, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ABBOTT, Dr. C. E., Interviewed, YeP(Bar) I (Aug. '90)1. 

ABBOTT, C. W., Interviewed, NYP(4) X('01)l. 

ABBOTT, J. H., Interviewed, GSW I('05>333; — PJGB XV('05)57;— PR(L) XXV('03)8. 

F. H.] CanPM III('96-7)93, VI ('01)19;— EstP XVIII('96-7)13;— [Maximilian, G.] 
MWSN VII ('96) 214-222, BSB III('97-8)254;— [Benton, L. M.] PJAm VII('91)73, 
AmPM(O) I('92-3)17;— [Duerst, G. B.] PJGB VII('97)91, VirP(R) I('97-8)21;— 
PJI XI('07)218;— PKal I(Jan. '94)1;— [Dorpat] PWs&CN XVIII('02)58-114, XIX 
('02)9-63-111, XX('02)17-72-123, XXI ('02) 9-110, XXII ('03) 10-59-122, XXIII ('03) 8-68, 
XXV ('03-4) 82-142, XXVI ('04) 24-106, XXVII ('04) 3-90-138, XXVIII ('04) 77, XXIX 
('04-5)71;— [Hodgkins] RedSW I(Aug.8, '07)8;— SCGud(M) I ('70-1) 5-9-13-17-18, 
III('73)21;— [Haynes, W. E.] SCM VIII('70)47; — [Evans] SGMJ III ('92-3) 215-234, 
IV ('93-4) 24-90-106-127 ;— SLW I (Oct. 8, '04)5, (Dec. 10)3, (Dec. 17)6, (Dec. 24)6, 
(Dec. 31)6, (Jan. 7, '05)6, (Jan. 14)4;— SN(L) IX('97)128;— [Green, G. A.] SNAnn 

Envelopes, Wrappers & Post Cards, Chinese, Japanese & Corean, [Geoghegan] 
MWSN XVI('02)230, XVII('03)o6-265. 
Locals, Russian, [Haynes] SCM VIII ('70) 47-63. 
Surcharged, [Poole, B. W. H.] WEP IV('07-8)85. 

ABERDEEN (Miss.), See "Confederate States Locals " 

(Scotland), Circular Delivery Stamps, See "Great Britain Locals." 

ABINGTON (Va.), See "Confederate States Locals." 

ABYSSINIA, (Gen.) AmJP(2) VII('94)298. VIII('95)612;— GSW V('07)61, VII('08)285, 
VIII ('08) 222-334-400, IX('09)244-403;— PJAm XIII ('95) 102-123;— PR(L) XXX('08) 
83;— PS(L) II('08)130, III('08-9)14-38-61-216-232-279-289;— PWs&CN XXXIX('08) 
149;— SCAnn ('07)27, ('08)23;— SCF XIV('08-9)194-228-236;— SGMJ V('94-5)18-34- 
114-129, VI('95-6)3;— SLre(B) II('07)4. 


Bisected Stamps, AmJP(2) XVII('05)171-239. 

Chronicle, AmJP(2) VI('93)483, VII ('94)40-393, IX('96)217, XIV('01)369, XV('02) 

173, XVI('03)231, XVIII('05)92-171-239-269-333, XIX('06)102-136-348;— As&CoMC 

XIX('93)90, XX('94) 10-90-106, XXI ('95) 18-34-42-74-114, XXII ('96) 18-34-83-90, XXVIII 

('02)2-43-50-74, XXIX('03)54-86, XXXI('05) 19-34-42-50, XXXIII ('07) 50, XXXIV('08) 

10-66-74;— PR(L) XV('93)179, XVI('94)3-184-227, XVII ('95) 27-35-59-84-166-244, XIX 

('97)324, XXII('00)20, XXIV ('02) 17-137, XXV('03)152, XXVII ('05) 35-104-124-150- 

217, XXVIII ('06) 85-215, XXIX ('07) 203, XXX('08) 78-190-211-234, XXXI ('09) 58-120;— 

SGMJ VC94-5) 18-34-114-129, VI('95-6)3-154, VII ('96-7) 4-19-115, XII ('01-2) 143-219-224, 

XIII ('02-3)157, XIV ('03-4)8-47-69-90, XV('04-5)162-205-226-246, XVI ('05-6) 5-24-41- 

70-90-194, XVII ('06-7) 50-135, XVIII('07-8)7-49-76-154-198; — T-P IV('66)2, XXXI 

('93)125, XXXII('94) 65-101, XXXIII ('95) 17-29-45-145, XXXIV('96) 37-77-89. 

C. of W., [Nankivell, E. J.] GSW I ('05) 341. 

Engravers' or Designers' Imprints, WEP V('09-10)133. 

Errors, [Fitte, Miss] PS(L) V ('09-10) 114. 

Envelope Stamps, Field Force, SCM VII('69)33, P(B) III('69)12. 

French Offices in, See "French. Abyssinia." 

History, [Heslop, J. W. H] GSW VI('07)348, [Luthy, F. C] VII('08)59, PS(L) 


Hoax, A Stupid, PJGB XVIII('08)41;— SC(B) XII('08)29. 

Monetary System, AS&SMC XXII('96)113;— PS(L) III('08-9)50. 

Portraits on Stamps, [Vroman, R. D.] C(Pit) I('05)6;— [Boswell, Jr.] GSWI('05)6. 

Postage Due Stamps, AS&S-MC XXVII('01)89, XXVIII ('02)1;— AmJP(2) IX('96) 

217-267, XVI('03)83, XVII ('04) 269;— PJGB XI('01)165;— SGM J VI('95-6)154, VII 


Postal Service, PR(L) XVIII('96)331. 

Post Cards, 1896 Issue, AmJP(2) IX('96) 398-410;— SGMJ VII('96-7)19. 

Postmarks, MWSN VII('96)233. 

Post Office, GSW IX('09)236. 

Stamps of, AmJP(2) VIII('95)83-135;— [Maury] PJGB XII ('02) 48;— [Melville, 

F. J.] PS(L) IV('09)195-207-219-233;— [Dorpat, L. G.] SGMJ XVI ('05-6) 120;— SRdr 

&CEx I(Jan. '05)2. 

S. N. on S. of S., [Thiele, R.] Adh HI ('02) 70. 

Surcharged Stamps, Ethiope, AmJP(2) XIV('01)369, XVII('05)333. 

ACAMBARO, Bogus Stamps, See "Mexico Provisional Issues." 

ACAPULCO^SAN FRANCISCO LINE, Bogus Stamps, See "McRobish & Co." 

ACCERA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ACIREALE, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ACCRA, See "Gold Coast Privisional Stamps." 

ACHEM, Bogus Stamps, See "ATJeh." 

ACHTYRKA, See "Russia Locals." 

ACKERMAN, E. R., Collection, RedSW I(Jun. 27, '07)7, (Aug. 22)7. 

Interviewed, MWSN XXI('07)35;— PJGB XVII('07)21;— PR(L) XXVII ('05) 177. 

ACQUALAGNA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ACQUAPENDENTE, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ACQUAVIVA DELLA FONTI, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ACQUAVIVA PLATANI, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ACQUESPARTA, S,ee -"Italy Revenue Stamps." . 

ACQUI, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 

ACRE, See "Brazil Province Stamps." 

ADAIR, H. S., Interviewed, MWSN XXII('08)192-271;— PaP XIII ('97-8) 23;— RedSW 
II (Apr. 18, '08)5, (Jun. 13)3. 

ADAMS EXPRESS, See "Denmark Locals." 

ADAMS & Co. EXPRESS, See "U. S. Locals." 


ADAMS CITY EXPRESS, See "U. S. Locals." 
ADDRESSES, Poetical, PTm(M) I('Sl-3)68;— SRev&QA I('73)5. 
ADERNO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ADHUNTAS, See "Porto Rico Telegraph Stamps." 
ADOLPH, PRINCE GUSTAV, Interviewed, MWSN XIX('05)175. 

AFGHANISTAN, (CABUL) (CABOUL), (Gen.) AmJP(2) VII('94)390, IX('96)438. 
X('97)463, XV('02)1, XIX('06)5;— BrtGPJ (Jul. '08)4;— C(M) I(Nov. '95)14; — 
CN&PtR I(*03)68;— MlyPJ VII('06)85;— NaSnP I(Aug. '93)23;— PA&SMJ I('08) 
87;— PJI XI('07)349-415, XII ('08) 89-144-226-285 ;— PMy I('75)26, III('77)93; — 
PS(L) I('07-8)43;— PWs&CN XXXIX('08)11;— SCAnn ('08)23;— SCM XI('73)188, 
XII('74) 86-112-142-148. 

Abbreviations on Stamps, PWs&CN XXII('03)122. 

Bogus Stamps, AmJP(2) X('97)319;— AS&Co-MC X('84)26-33;— PJGB XVIK'07) 
177;— PR(L) XIX('07)274;— T-P XXII ('84) 40-48. 
C. for A.C., AmJP(2) II('89)339-389;~SGM J VIII('97-8)8. 

Chronicle, AS&Co-MC II (Jan. '76)3, (Jun)3, (Sep)3, III('77) 98113-147-179, IV('78) 
18-131, VIII ('82) 10, X('84) 17-26-42; XI('85)50, XII('86) 57-73, XIV('88)26-33-58-74, 
XV('89)58, XVI('90)25-50, XVIII('92)18, XIX('93)2, XX('94)10-26-98-106, XXIII('97) 
30-102-126, XXVI C00) 170, XXVII ('01) 50, XXXII ('06) 58, XXXIII ('07) 42-50-66. 
XXXIV('08)10-51-75;— AmJP(2) I('88) 127-254-292-397-434, III('90)192-282, IV('91) 
481, V( ; 92) 91-247-377-474-520-579, VI('93)633, VII('94)40-240-393-436, X('97)46-83- 
129, XI('98)382, XII('99)53, XIV('01)181, XVII('04)190;— AmP II('87-8)237, III('88- 
9)19-45, IVC89-90) 57-189-211, V('90-l)73-194, VI('92)16-42, VII('93)6;— P(B) VII 
('73)154, VIII ('74) 44-76-92-126-166-1 79, IX('75)155, X('76)35-81-105-164;— PR(L) 
IV('S2-3)107, V('83-4) 11-47-192-211-223, VI ('84-5) 12-30-51-62-77-105-123, VII('85-6)17 
84, VIII ('86-7)9-116-153-171-187-200-204, X('88)52-76-128-163, XI('89)147, XII('90)14 
66-75-81-87, XIII ('91) 15-47-195, XIV('92) 3-19-29-176-282, XV('93)3-22, XVI('94)3-20 
35-63-208-227, XVII('95)27, XXII('00)20-12o-191, XXIII ('01) 112-183, XXIX('07)203 
XXX('08)62, XXXI('09)120;— SGMJ I ('90-1) 149-170, II('91-2)6-26-87-lll-141-206-352 
379-380, IIK'92-3) 63-83-98, IV('93-4) 98-115-154-200-207, V('94-5)2-34, VI('95-6)28 
VII ('96-7)19-76-101-116-132, VIII ('97-8) 8-30-82, IX('98-9) 5-73-113, X ('99-00) 36-60-100 
265, XI('OO-l) 9-168-193-237, XII ('01-2) 20-41-143-224-241, XIII ('02-3) 91-109-158-214-275 
XIV('03-4)8-19-138-186-202-207-246, XVI('05-6)233, XVII ('06-7) 6-90-154-199, XVIII 
('07-8)7-49-76-154-198;— T-P XII('74)l-82, XIII('75) 74-84, XIV('76) 10-33-61-82-91, XV 
('77)4-59-66-81-92, XVI ('78) 43-58-82, XVII('79)98, XIX('81)112, XX('82)2-74, XXI 
('83)81, XXII ('84)1-17-25-33-41-77, XXIV('86)89, XXV('87)1, XXVI('88)45-77 ; 
XXVIII ('90) 29-49-57, XXIX('91)37, XXX('92)l-13-25-49-85-137, XXXII ('94) 13-53-101, 
XXXIV('96)137, XXXVC97) 17-33-145-161, XXXVI('98)113, XXX VII('99) 1-33, 
XXXVIII ('00) 193-354. 

Collection, Sir D. Masson, PJI XI('07)118. 
C. of W., [Nankivell, E. J.] GSW I('05)357. 

Envelope Stamps, Bogus, AS&CoMC X('84)26-33;— T-P XXII('84)40-48. 
Errors, AmJP(2) III('90)184. 

Forgeries, AmJP(2) II('89)344, V('92)336, VII('94)343;— InP(B) II(Mar. '96)5; — 
LP III('94)159, V('96)26;— PCIe&A I('91-2)7;— PJAm VIII ('92) 327-417, XII('94) 
49;— PJI VI('02)203-409-498. VII('03)40;— PMy III('75)14;— PR(L) VI('84-5)77; — 
PWor(Cal) I('94-5)18;— SCF VIII ('02-3) 60a, XIV('08-9)231;— SCJ(BSE) VK'83-4) 
37;— SGMJ II ('91-2) 26-111-379-380, VII('96-7)19, XIV('03-4)246, XV('04-5)159; — 
SLW I(Jan. 28, '05)5;— SN(L) II('83)63;— [Harned H] SWor(C) IV('83-4)121; — 
T-P XV('77)23, XXIIC84) 40-48. 

Forgeries, How to Detect Them, [Sternberg, M.] NYP(4) V('98-9)4. 
Forgeries and Reprints, [Earee, R. B.] GSW III('06)294-311-330. 
History, [Oliver, A. L.] TrnCP I('93-4)l. 


Minor Varieties, [Masson] AmJP(2) V('92)579, X('97)505;— GSW VI('07)78-98; — 

LP II('93)226;— PJI IV('00)40, V('01)38, VII ('03) 31-74. 

P. Cat., [Evans, E. B.] PJAm V('89)113, VII('91)253. 

Perforations of, PJI XII('08)342;— SCF XV('09-10)77. 

Placing of Shahis in Tablet Plate, [Appleton] PJI VII('03)11-111. 

Postal Service, GSW VII('08)400. 

Post Cards, SCF XIV('08-9)225, PAdv&SMJ II('09)38. 

Post Office, [Smith, B. T. K.] AS&S-MC XXX('04)25. 

Prices, Auction, [Beardsley], AmP V('90-l)122. 

Registered Letter Stamps, AmJP(2) XII('99)53— PR(L) XVI('94)208-227, XVII 

('95)27, XXII('00)21;— SGMJ IX('98-9) 73-113, X('99-10)100. 

Reprints, [Evans, E. B.] GSW IX('09)290-368. 

Resuscitated Issue of, [Tapling, T. K.] PR(L) XII('90)75, AmJP(2) III('90)213. 

Revenue Stamps, PJAm III ('87^8) 79-178 ;^PJ I VI('02)193, [Wetherell, E. W.] 

X('06)292;— T-F XVI('89)29;— T-P XXII('84)48. 

Revenue Stamps, Chronicle, MlyPJ III('02) 7-31-47, IV('03)7, VIII('07)16. 

Review, Postage Stamps of, [Masson & Jones] GSW VIII('08)198-230-384y 2 , IX 

('09)290-368;— LP XVII('08)226;— M R-HPS II('08-9)32;— PAdv&SMJ I('08)196- 

216;— PJGB XVIII('08)179;— PJI XII('08)334;— PR(L) XXX('08)176-196;— PS(L) 

II('08)266-270-301;— RedSW III(Oct. 24, '08)8;-- -SCF XIV('08-9)120-200. 

S. S. Des. [Howes, C. A.] AmJP(2) XIX('06)150. 

Stamps of, AS&Co-MC XII('86) 81-89 ;— [Corbaley, G. C] EvrStP V('96)53; — 

[Dorpat] MWSN XX('06)343;— PIJ(B) II('75)23;— [Stone, W. C] PJAm II('86-7) 

125, (Sp. Ed. Feb. '87)7;— [Day, Major] PJI I('97)83-113;— [Masson, D. P.] PJI VI 

('02)289-296-341-362-390-442;— SCM XII('74)142;— [Gray, J.] SRdr&CEx I(Apr.. 

'04)2;— [Magnus, Dr.] T-P XII('74)52, XIII('75)20, XV('77)85;— WEP IV('07-8) 


Stamps of, Notes on, [Legrand, Dr.] AmJP(2) V('92)579;— [Abassi] HerEx 

V('98-9)315;— P(B) VIII('74)126, IX('75) 118;— [Tapling, T. K.] PR(L) V('83-4) 

223, VI('84-5)62;— [Masson & Jones] PJI XI('07)257-305-350-381-439, PS(L) I('07- 

8)13, PJI XII('08)7-79-334-342;— [H , G.] SNAnn ('91)12. 

Stamps of, Revised List, [Mekeel, C. H.] PJAm X('93)80. 
Uncatalogued, EwnWSN X('03)421. 
1293 Type II, PR(L) XXX('08)196. 
1878 Issue, PsG(WB) I('79-80)40. 
1893 Issue, 1 abasi, PR(L) XXII('00)20. 
AFRICA, Association Internationale Africaine, (Haut Congo), T-P XXII('84)37. 

British Colonies, Stamps of, Notes on, [Morgan, R. T.] Bth&CPA I(May '00)8, 

(Jun)o, (Jul)7, II(Aug)3, (Sep)3, (Oct)4, (Nov) 3-13; — [Taylor, O.] SCM III('65) 


(Br.) Colonies, Group Collecting, [Hollick, R. A.] PCIe&A V ('95-6) 3 7-44-45-53-78- 

86, VI ('96-7)21, VII ('97-8)55-61-68-77-85-94, VIII ('98-9) 7-23. 

C. for A. C, [Collin & Caiman] AmJP(2) II('89)379-467, III ('90) 52-81-126-166-169- 

372-451, IV('91)91-141-145-335-377-382-383-386-425-426-498-538, V('92)222-273, VI('93> 

124-126-214-216-255-256, VII('94)124-125-126-208-367-453-456, VIII('95)109-428, IX 

('96)6-102-139-383, X('97) 62-207-288-520, XIII('OO) 320-321-325. 

C, of W., [Nankivell, Barnsdall, Poole] GSW I ('05) 341-389, II ('05) 1-65-113-209-2 73- 

365, III ('06) 17-97-129-389, IV('06) 33-49-65-257, V('07)17-49-133-245-293-309-413, VI 

('07)177-241-257-273-289, VII('08) 177-193-209-225-289-305-321-337-353-401, VIII('08)1- 

7-33-65-81-97-145-305-321, IX('09)81. 

Errors of Adhesive Postage Stamps, PSupB (Feb '97)74, (Jan '98)50. 

First Issues, [Crinkle, O.] SLW III (Feb. 17, '06)3;— [Nankivell] SNAnn ('94)59, 

Geographical and Historical, [Annan] MWSN XIV('00)126. 

Map, MWSN VI('95)45. 


AFRICA, (SOUTH), British Colonial, Exhibition, See "Exhibitions," See "London 

Philatelic Society." 

Entires [Warhurst, B. W.] PCIe&A II('01)46, WPEra XVI('01)74, PtC&Cv II 


Field Postmarks of British Army, EwnWSN VI('01)46. 

Numbers Issued, LP VII('9S)297-3i6. 

Postal History, WSTb II('00)73. 

Review, British Africa, (London Soc), [Warhurst] Stps(R) IV('00)89. 

Stamps of, [Verity, W. H.] UdSP(C) I(May '88)1. 

Stamps of, Notes on, (British), [Crofton] PJI VIII('04)39;— [Taylor, O.] SCM 


Stamps of, Political Changes Shown by, [Howes, C. A.] MWSN XVII ('03) 77. 

Stamp Statistics, EwnWSN VIII('00)113. 

Surcharged Stamps of, [Heinsberger, P.] HosS I(Mar '93)1. 

War and Philately, LP IX('OO) 75-77-78-111-142-175-198 ;— [Menpes, M] SCF XII 


War Provisionals, [Poole, B. W. H.] Stps(R) IV('00)89;— [Kaffraria] PMyR(L) 

I('01-2)14-28-37-51-63-76;— PR(L) XXII('00)235. 

War Provisionals, Status of, PR(L) XXIII ('01) 278;— Stps(R) V('01)170. 
AGUINALDO STAMPS, See "Philippine Islands." 
AIDONE, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
AIELLI, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
AINSWORTH, E. P., Late, SCF XIII('07-8)30. 
AITUTAKI, (Gen.) AmJP(2) XVI('03)120;— AS&S-MC XXIX('03)70;— M WSN XVII 

('03)184;— PR(L) XXV('03)118-151. 

Chronicle, AmJP(2) XVI('03)231, XVII ('04) 190;— LP XII('03) 89-119-201, XIII('04) 

161, XVI('07)149;— SGMJ XIVC03-4) 6-154, XVIII ('07-8) 125. 

C. of W., [Nankivell] GSW I ('05) 373 

Errors, SGMJ XVIII('07-8)125. 

Minor Varieties, EwnWSN XI('03)533. 

New Zealand, Dependencies of, and Their Stamps, [Gilles] AusP X('03-4)122. 

Postal System, GSW VII('08)421. 

Postmarks, StgMy I(Oct. '03)1. 

Shades, AmJP(2) XVII('04)190. 

Stamps of, AusJP III('02-3)153, MWSN XVII ('03) 360-382;— EwnWSN XI('03)549 

MWSN XVII('03)356;— [Poole, B. W. H.] WEP IV('07-8) 19-35. 
AKALKAT STATE, See "India Native States." 
AKRON MATCH CO., See "II. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 
ALABAMA, See "U. S. State Revenue Stamps." 
ALAGOAS, See "Brazil Province Stamps." 
ALASKA, Bogus Stamps, P(B) VII('73)10;— PIJ(B) I('72)175;— SCM X('72)155, XI 


Postal Service, [Zug, J.] MWSN XX('06)43-205. 

Stamps, AmP III('88-9)344;— M WSN X('97)153-187, XIX('05)362;— SLW I(Nov 

19, '04)2. 
ALASKA PACIFIC EXPRESS CO., (McGreely's Express, Dyea-Skaguay), See "U. S 

ALASSIO, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ALATYR, See "Russia Locals." 
ALBACETE, See "Spain Revenue Stamps." 
ALBANIA, See "Levant, Italian." 
ALBANY, (Ga.). See "Confederate States Locals." 

ALBANY BAZAAR P. O. STAMP, See "TJ. S. Sanitary Fair Stamps." 
ALBRECHT, R. F., Interviewed, BaySP(M) I('95-6)106;— PaP (Col. No. May '93)45. 


ALBUM, In an Old, [Ashby, C. E.] SCF XIV('08-9)194. 

Neatness, [Reno, C. T.] BaySP(MH) IV(Jun '01)4. 
ALBUMS, Arrangement of a Collection in Blank, See "Collection." 

Arrangement of Post Cards in, [P , A. A.] Phs(P) II(Spring '86)1;— PStr(S) 


And Speculative Stamps, PR(L) XVIII ('96) 29-90. 

See also "Philatelic Literature Bibliography Index." 
ALCAZAR-OUAZZAN, See "Morocco." 
ALDRICH, E. R., Interviewed, IntP(SJ) VII (Mar-Apr '98)8;— OmaP III('97)31;— PEra 

II(Mar. '90)1;— PaP XIII ('97-8) 69 ;— Perf I('97-8)109;— YLed III('88)1. 
ALDRICH, W. S., Interviewed, ChtnP II('88)3; — 
ALEKSANDRIA, See "Russia Locals." 
ALEKSANDROWSK, See "Russia Locals." 

ALEM PARAHYBA, See "Brazil Revenue (Municipal) Stamps." 
ALERTA, See "Peru Provisionals." 
ALESSANDRIA, See "Egypt Official Stamps." 

See "Italy Revenue Stamps (Alexandrie)." 
ALEXANDER MATCHES, See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 
ALEXANDRA (Queen), On Stamps, Brt&CPA III (Feb. '01)7. 
ALEXANDRIA (Egypt), (France), See "French Egypt." 

(Va.), Postmaster Stamp, See "U. S. PostmasternStamps." 
ALEXANDRIE (Italy), See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ALGECIRAS CONFERENCE, See "Postmarks, Special." 
ALGERIA, (Gen.) GSW VI('07)45-107. 
ALLEN, F., Interviewed, AusP XV ('08-9) 16. 

THOS., See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 
ALLEN & POWERS, See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 

DISPATCH, See "U. S. Locals." 

(J. J.) SONS, See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 
ALLIGATOR MATCH CO., See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 
ALLISON, A. G., Interviewed, CanPM II('94-6)5. 
ALMAGUER, See "Colombian Republic Department Stamps." 
ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED, First Issues, [Nankivell] SNAnn ('94)57. 
ALSACE & LORRAINE, (Gen.) ArzPP I('85-6)22;— AS&Co-MC XI('85)33, XXIX('03) 

30;— GBiMD I(Oct. '86)1;— EmpCP II('83)151;— PsG(WB) I('79-80)4;— PR(L) 

VIII('86-7)50, XVIII ('96) 188-309 ;— SCM VIII ('70) 149-150, IX('71)2-16-25-56, X('72) 

129;— SGMJ XIII ('02-3) 62. 

Beginners, [Taylor, O.] SCM XI('73)2-18. 

C. of W., [Nankivell] GSW II ('05) 33. 

C. for A. C, AmJP(2) IV('91)432. 

Chronicle, SCM VIII('70)150;— T-P VIII ('70)66, IX('71)4-25-34, XII('74)11, XXIII 


Decree, T-P XXIII ('85) 92. 

Epn. D. C, PJGB XIII('03)151. 

Errors, AmP II ('87-8) 197 ; — [Atlee, W. D.] SCM IX('71)74-86-lll;— [Smith B. T. 

K.] AS&S-MC XXVIII('02)34. 

Forgeries, AmJP(2) IV('91)432;— KeyS&CG I('85)100;— NYC I(Dec. '85)28; — 

PsG(WB) II('80-1)3;— OdCSp VIII('88-9)133;— PJAm I('85-6)68; — SCF I('94 5)86. 

Forgeries and Reprints, [Earee, R. B.] GSW III('06)3o4;— S&CnG II('85-6)183; — 

WPEra XVIII('03-4)41. 


H. of P. S., [Scott] .AmJP(1) VIII('74)26-52. 

Minor Varieties, PR(L) XXIV('02)113. 

P. Cat., [Evans] PJAm IV ('88) 327, VII('91)91. 

Post Cards, BulNPS I('78-9)29; — PMy III('77)5;— PR(L) IV('82-3)85;— PRev(M ) 

I('80)37; — (R , A. de) PTm(M) ,I('81-3)38. 

Post Cards, List of, [Watson, G. H.] PtCd(R) I(Jan. '89)3, (Peb)l. 

Post Cards, R. L. of P. C, [Coster] AmJP(1) XI('77)82. 

Postmarks, CgoSN(1) I('91-2)25;— [Atlee] P(B) VI('72)44;— M WSN X('97)189. 

Prices, PR(L) XVIII('96)259. 

Prices, Auction, AmP V('90-l)221. 

P. S. of W., CJ(R) VI('06-7)382. 

Remainders, [Hanciau, L.] SGMJ XIII('02-3)271. 

Reprints, AmJP(2) IV('91)432;— PR(L) VII('85-6)69, VIII('86-7)9;— SWor(C) V 


Revenue Stamps, [Heinsberger] SA(H) I('89-90)29;— [Magnus, Dr.] T-P II('75)7 

Revenue Stamps, Chronicle, MlyPJ I('00)16-32-96, IV('03)71;— T-F 11(75)7-58, VI 

('79)18, XV('88)5, XXII('95)9, XXIII('96)37;— T-P XXXV r ('97)15-125, XXXV1('98) 

62, XXXVII ('99) 31-62, XXXVIII ('00) 207-238. 

R. L. of P. S., [Scott] AmJP(1) XII('78)32. 

R. L. of T. & D. V., [Kilbon] BSB III ('97-8) 198. 

Stamps of, [Franque] AmBy(M) I(Jun '84)6;— [Bouvez] AmJP(2) XIV('01)224- 

291, XV('02) 8;— [Campbell, J. E.] ArzPP I('85-6)26;— CrnP I(Feb '86)4;— [San 

cho] CyC(SA) I('88-9)40;—[ Veritas] EstP XVII('96)53;— [Durbin, L. W.] GrtSP 

II(Oct '83)6;— [Heinsberger] HosS I(Apr '93)1;— [Albrecht, R. F.] MetP I(*90-l) 

227;— [Duerst, G. B.] MetP VII('96-7)16-37;— M WSN XIX('05)184a-264;— [Durbin 

L. W.] OdCSp VII(Feb '88)2;— [Sam, U.] PHus I('91-2)5;— [Maury, A.] PJAm 

X('93)123;— PMy VII(Jun '81)3;— [Duerst, G. B.] PR(L) XVIII ('96) 36-65; — 

[Nankivell] PS(L) I('07-8)115;— S&CnG III ('86-7) 28;— [Casey, J. J.] SJ(NY) IV 

('78)67;— [Quinby] SWor(LV) VI ('89-90) 15;— T-P XXIII('85)92;— UdSP(B) I 


Stamps of, Notes on, MWSN VIII('96)69. 

Stamps of the German Army of Occupation, [Ridgeway, E. F.] PWor(L) I ('08-9) 

107;— Phs(NY)(1) I('84)2. 

Value of Stamps, Used, PR(L) XVIII('96)259. 

War Stamps of N. G. Confederation, [Albrecht, R. F.] MetP I('90-l)227, II('91-2) 

118, SN(L) VII('91)230;— [Anheisser, J. H.] SNAnn ('94)49;— [Stearns] VirP(R) 

ALTA EXPRESS CO., See "U. S. Locals." 
ALTAMURA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ALTA VILLA IRPINA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ALTA VILLA SILENTINA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ALTIVOLE, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ALTO, (Va.), See "Confederate States Locals." 
ALWAR (ALWUR), See "India Native States." 
AMAZONAS, (Brazil), See "Brazil Province Stamps." 

(Peru), See "Peru Revenue Stamps." 
AMERICA, Collecting in, See "Collecting." 

Philately in, AmJP(1) I('6S)37; — (C , J. M.) EmpSP II('86)6;— [Quackenbush] 

SLW I(Feb. 18 '05)2. 
AMERICA, CENTRAL. (Gen.) PJI XII('08)344;— PS(L) III('08-9)82;— T-P XXXVI] 


Confederation of, VinPM IV('90-1)25. 


Postal Contracts, [Lohmeyer, A.] PG(C) VI('89-90)10. 

Speculative Issues, [Quackenbush, L. G.] EstP IX('92)81. 

Stamps of, [Mitchell, Dr. W. H.] MWSN XIV('00)78-86-94;— [Beardsley, H. C] 

NYP(4) XI('01-2)4;— PJI XII('08)344;— PR(L) XXX('08)137. 

Stamps of, Notes on, [Taylor, O.] SCM V('67)97. 

United, PMy&W XXI('95)95. 

NORTH, See "British North America," See "Canada," See "United States." 

Bisected Stamps, [Hooper] Pap III('92-3)97. 

NORTH & SOUTH, C. for A. C, [Collin & Caiman] AmJP(2) II ('89) 381-382-391- 

392-474-475, III ('90) 8-41-43-44-82-83-121 122-129-161-205-208-249 289 329-330-333-335- 

336 - 338 - 339-342-369-371-374-377-378-409-415 455-459, IV('91) 1-144 149-338-339-378-385- 

425-426, V('92)217-226-318-355, VI('93)9 124-125 349-395 457 511-557-599-603-604, VII 

('94) 1-61-123-170-172-173-207-323-372-459-530 587, VIII('95) 12-3 162-426 467-470-472- 

507-576, X('97) 58-203-240-287-475, XI ('98) 1-5-41-89-93 97-137-140-141-221-261 303-347- 

391-429-479, XII('99)3-63-109-189-239-274-320-391-425. 

Errors of Adhesive Postage Stamps, PSupB (Mar '97)95, (Jan '98)50. 

First Issues, [Nankivell] SNAnn ('94)59. 

SOUTH, (Gen.) RedSW III(Nov. 28 '08)7. 

Dates of Issues of Republics, EwnWSN XII ('04) 654. 

Embiems, [Taylor, O.J SCM IV('66)147. 

Forgeries, PR(L) V('83-4) 165-181-225, VI('84-5)10;— SN(L) II('84)7-18. 

Miscellaneous Articles, Postman, NaSnP I('93-4)47. 

Notes, [Davis, A. H.] GSW VI('07)380, VII('08)267. 

Philately in, [Perez] T-P XIX('81)16. 

Portraits on Stamps of, SNAnn ('95)42. 

Post Cards, First, PJI, IV('00)319. 

Postal Rates, PS(L) V('09-10)13. 

Stamps of, PR(L) XXX('08)137, PJI XII('08)344. 

Stamps of, Mr. N. F. Seebeck and, LP IV('95)318. 

Stamps of, Notes on, [Taylor, O.] SCM II('64)178;— SCM XII('74)3. 

Value of Unit Coin, PWs&CN XXVI('04)18. 
AMERICAN BANK NOTE*CO.; See "United States." 

('07)1443;— PWs&CN XXXVII ('07) 73;— RedSW I(Jun 27 '07)3-7, (Aug. 22)7;— 

[Bishop, P. C] SCF XIII ('07-8) 177. 

('03)225-394, XVII('04)420. 

Open Letter to, [Rothfuchs, C. F.] PAdv(l) II('05-6)117. 
AMERICAN COLONIAL, See "United States Colonial." 
AMERICAN COLONIES, English Tax Stamps of 1765, AmJP(1) X('76)83-113;— BdeP 

I('89-90)21;— Cn&SJ(KC) I(Oct '75)3;— CGd(Pha) I('82-3)13;— CharIP II('88)2; 

III('89)1;— [P , A. P.] MlyPJ I('00)2;— [Abbott, C. Y.] PhsP I('85)19;— 

Phy(NY) I('89-90)64;— PsG(WB) II('80-1)49;— SthP(C) I('89-90)44;— SWor(LV) 

VI('89-90)30;— TexnP VIII(Apr '98)2;— UnvC(MtA) I(Dec '89)2. 

Excitement in Charleston, CharIP II('88)2, III('89)1. 
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO., See "U. S. Locals." 
AMERICAN FUSEE CO., See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 
AMERICAN MATCH CO., (Amsterdam), See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 

(Cleveland), See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." . 

(Rock Island, 111.), See "U. S. Revenue Match Stamps." 
AMERICAN PHILATELIC CONGRESS, [Canadensis] NaSnP I ('93-4) 10. 

VIII('95)419;— [Partello] AmP II('87-8)167, [Brock, R. C. H.] IV('89-90)135; — 


AmPR I('87)6;— BdeP I('89-90)60;— BfPP I(Dec '89)3;— ByeSC I(Aug '87)2-4-5, 
(Dec)4;— CumC I('86-7)76;— CJ(B) I('87-8)12;— CLed IV('88-9)23-38-141-187-192; 
— CanP(NF) I('88)18-22-26;— ChtnP I('87-8)8-24-27;— CgoSN (1) I('91-2)9;— Eps 
I('86-7)34;— FhgP I('88-9)46;— FlaP I('92-3)25-34-53-72; — HarP I('08-9)6-44-82; — 
LP XVI('07)91;— MetP XIX('03)68;— MWSN I(Jan. 14 '91)3, (Feb. 18)3, (Apr. 15) 

2, (Apr. 29)1, (May 27)3, Jun. 17)1, (Jun. 24)3, (Jul. 1)1, (Jul. 8)3, (Jul. 15)3, 
(Oct. 7)2, (Nov. 25)2, III(Oct. 26 '93)1, V(May 2' 95)5, (May 9)5, (May 16)7, (May 
23)4, (May 30)5, (Jun. 6)5, (Jun. 20)7, (Jun. 27)7, VI ('95) 5-21-29-36-44-8 7-95-103- 
111-121-145-159-179-187-195-215, VII ('96) 4-24-40-46-85-89-109-151-165-169-187-196-203- 
209-217-221-229, VIII ('96) 1-9-17-25-33-41-49-65-85-94-102-109, X ('97) 6-7-18-19-30-31- 
49-57-67-79-96-97, XI('9S)25-32, XVIII ('04) 36-274, XXIII('09)51;— NthAmC I(May 
'08)3, (Sep)6;— NebP(M&P) I(Mar '90)8;— OdCSp IX('90)20;— Phs(P) II(Winter 
'86)7;— PExp I(May '89)1-3, (Jun)2, (Jul)3, (Sep '89)l;-^PFort(B) I(May 3 '87)3, 
(May 17)1-3;— PHer IV(Jan '87)1, (Feb)5, (Mar)5, (Apr)5, (May)5, (Jun)2, (Jul) 

3, (Oct)5, (Nov)l, (Dec)l;— PJAm XII('94)6-43;— PMy XIII('87)1, XV(Jun '89)5; 
— PN(Cam) III(Aug '90)4;— PdaP(2) I(Mar '88)4;— PRev I(May '87)7;— [Hol- 
land] PWor II('03)86;— RedSW II(Apr. 4 '08)3, (Apr. 11)3-8, (Apr. 18)5-7, (Apr. 
25)1, (May 23)4, (May 30)4, V(Jun. 19 '09)1-5-7, (Oct 2)4, (Oct 16)6, (Oct 30)3;— 
SCF XIV('08-9)52;— SCWor(W) I(Nov '88)1, (Dec)2;— SLov(L) I('08-9)181-182; 
[Geniej YLed III(Feb '88)1, CLed IV('88-9)38-141. 

Annual Conventions, Our Early, [Stone, W. C] PWor(M) II('03)93. 

Convention, 1st Annual, (New York), EmpSP II ('86) 73-76-83-93;— IntP(SJ) I(Jul 

'95)3;— Phs(P) II(Autumn '86)5;— PHer IV(Jan '87)2;— PJAm II ('86-7) 65-68-73- 

87-103-111-119-134, (Sp. Ed. Feb. 8)20, II('87-8)114-116;— QCP(1) I('86)75. 

Convention, 2nd Annual, (Chicago), AmPR I('87)9;— CRev(D) (1) I(Jul '87)5, 

(Aug)l;— IntP(SJ) I(Jul '95)4;— PFort(B) I(Aug. 1 '87)2, (Sep. 15)1;— PCen 

I('87)13;— PHer IV(Aug '87)1-2-4, (Sep)2, (Oct)2;— QCP(1) II('87)118;— S(D) 

II('87-8)94;— SCFig(C) I('87-8)66;— WnP(C) (2) I('87)162;— WthCP I('87-8)9;— 

YLed II(Aug '87)3. 

Convention, 3rd Annual, (Boston), AmP II('87-8)261-263;— AmJP(2) I('88)268- 

305;— BkHP I('8S)2; — BgrSP I(Sep '88)1;— CEx(S) I(Sep '88)2;— CM (P) (1) II 

('88)15;— CLed IV('88-9)41-51-52-54-65-69-71-83;— CRev(D) (1) II(*87-8)28-36-43-49; 

— IntP(SJ) I(Jul '95)4;— OhP(L) I(Sep '88)1;— PJAm IV('88) 135-154-187-195-211- 

231-287-289;— PN (Cam) I(Jul-Aug '88)1;— QCP(1) III('88)125;— S(D) III('88-9) 

124;— SC(O) I('88-9)17-33;— SWor(LV) IV('88-9)3. 

President's Address, AmP II('87-8)264;— AS&Co-MC XIV('88)73;— PJAm IV('88) 


Convention, 4th Annual, (St. Louis), AmJP(2) II('89) 353-439, III('90)61-226;— 

AmP IV('89-90)1;— DomP(B&P) I(Nov '89)7;— FhgP I('88-9)45-46;— IntP(SJ) I 

(Jul '95)5;— PExp I(Sep '89)2;— PJAm V('89)263;— PN(Cam) II(Nov '89)7. 

President's Address, AmP IV('89-90)3. 

Convention, 5th Annual, (New York), AmJP(2) III('90)226-305-317;— AmP IV 

('89-90)237;— IntP(SJ) I(Jul '95)5;— MetP I ('90-1) 116-124;— PJAm VI('90)131-161; 

— QCP(1) V('90)59;— SGMJ I('90-l)16-48. 

President's Address, AmP IV('89-90)247;— MetP I('90-l)116;— PJAm VI('90)191; 

— SCFig(C) IV('89-90)148;— SNAnn ('91)51. 

Convention, 6th Annual, (New York), AmJP(2) IV('91)308-310-362;— AmP V('90- 

1)135-192;— DomP(B&P) III(Sep '91)11;— IntP(SJ) I(Jul '95)6;— MetP II('91-2) 

95-125;— MWSN I (Jul. 22 '91)3, (Jul. 29)5, (Aug. 5)1, (Aug. 12)1, (Aug. 19)1, 

(Aug. 26)1;— PEra V('91-2)12;— PJAm VII('91)338-365;— QCP(1) VI('91-2)121- 


President's Address. AmP V('90-l)135;— M WSN I(Sep. 2. '91)1;— PJAm VII('91) 

366;— PtOf I('91-2)3;— SCComp(SL) I('91-2)2;— SNAnn ('91)51 ;— SthP II('90-1) 



Convention, 7th Annual, (Niagara Falls), AmP VI('92)142;— CgoSN(1) I('91-2) 
74;— IntP(SJ) I (Jul '95)6;— MWSN II(Jun. 22 '92)1, (Jul. 6)2, (Jul. 13)1, (Jul. 
20)1, (Aug. 3)1, (Aug. 10)1, (Aug. 17)1, (Aug. 24)1, (Aug. 31)3;— PJAm VIII('92) 
240-273-315-332-372;— PtOf II('92-3)61;— SCMy(K) III('92)50;— SGM J III('92-3)3; 
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President's Address, AmP VI('92)139;— PJAm VIII('92)305. 

Convention, 8th Annual, (Chicago), AmJP(2) VI('93)431;— AmP VII ('93) 73-94- 
100;— AmPM(O) I('92-3)149;— DetP(2) II('93-4)88;— DomP(B&P) V('93)144;— 
• IntP(SJ) I(Jul '95)7;— MWSN III(May 18 '93)1, (Jul. 13)1, (Jul. 20)1, (Aug. 10)1, 
(Aug. 17)1-4, (Aug. 24)4;— PEra VI('92-3)467;— PJAm X('93)28-71-92;— PtOf III 
('93-4)54;— PaP IV('93)49;— QCP(1) VIII('93)99. 
President's Address, AmP&YB (Feb '94)149;— PJAm X('93)66. 
Convention, 9th Annual, (Niagara Falls), AmP&YB VII(Feb '94)158, (Dec '94)24; 
— DomP(B&P) VI('94)112-115;— IntP(SJ) I(Jul '95)7;— MWSN IV(Aug. 23 '94)1, 
(Aug. 30)1-2-3;— PEra VIII('94)143;— PJAm XII('94)75;— PMy&PW XX('94)76; 
—PaP VI('94)433;— S(NY) III('94-5)64;— SthWP I('94)25. 
Davison, A., Address, PJAm XII('94)81. 
Deats, H. E., Address, PJAm XII ('94) 84. 
Krauth, C. P., Address, PJAm XII('94)83. 

President's Address, AmP&YB, VIII (Dec '94)30;— MWSN IV(Aug. 30 '94)2;— 
PJAm XII ('94) 77-86. 

Stone, W. C, Address, PJAm XII ('94) 85. 

Convention, 10th Annual, (Clayton, N. Y.), AmP&YB IX(Feb '96)11;— BaySP(M) 
I('95-6)48-61-70;— C(M) I(Sep '95)5;— CanPM II('94-6)o8;— MetP VI('95-6)40-58- 
99;— MWSN V(May 23 '95)5, (Jun 13)6, (Jun 27)7, VI('95) 5-14-21-29-36-44-49; — 
PCIe&A V('95-6)93;— PJAm XIII('95)171-210;— PaP VIII('95)107;— WPEra IX 

Krauth, C. P., Address, MWSN IV('95)52. 

Convention, 11th Annual, (Minnetonka Beach), AmP&YB X(Nov '96)13; — 
AmPM(O) IV('95-6)105;— DSI III('96)145-149-153;— MetP VII('96-7)92;— MWSN 
VII('96) 177-187-217-221-223, VIII ('96) 17-25-33-41-57-65-72; — OtoP(2) I('96-7)34;— 
PJGB VI('96)138;— PW(J) I('96)3. 

Convention, 12th Annual, (Boston, Mass.), AmJP(2) X('97)411;— AmP&YB XI 
(Nov '97)11;— BSB III('97-8)91;— HerEx III('97-8)124;— MetP VIII ('9 7-8) 69;— 
MWSN X('97)93-97 101-109;— PNL II('96-7)1;— PaP XII('97)81. 
Convention, 13th Annual, (New York), AmJP(2) XI('98)377;— AmP&YB XII('98) 
11 ;— LP VII ('98) 243 ; — M etP IX ('98) 198-206-214-217-222-230-241-250-252-260-268-275- 
285; —MWSN XII ('98) 73-77-85-93-101-109-117; — PAdv(B) V('98)40; —PMy&PW 

Vice-President's Address, MetP IX('98)258. 

Convention, 14th Annual, (Detroit), AmP&YB XIII('99)11;— C(NO) I('99-10)23; 
—LP VIII('99)269;— MetP XI('99)160-204-206-214;— MWSN XIII('99)337-345. 
Convention, 15th Annual, (Milwaukee, Wis.), AmP&YB XIV('00)12;— LP IX('00) 
251;— MetP XIII('00)117-124-140-180;— MWSN XIV('00)325;— PC&MichP II('OO) 
61;— PSptr III('00)6. 

Convention, 16th Annual, (Buffalo, N. Y.), AmP&YB XV('01)13;— M WSN XVfOl), 

President's Address, AmP&YB XV ('01) 16. 

Convention, 17th Annual, (Springfield, Mass.), AmJP(2) XV('02)233;— AmP&YB 
XVI('02)13;— AusJP III ('02-3) 83;— MetP XVII('02)148-155-158;— MekSC XV('02) 
386-402;— MWSN XVI('02)310. 
President's Address. AmP&YB XVI ('02) 15. 

Convention, 18th Annual. (Clayton, N. Y.), AmJP(2) XVI('03)284;— AmP&YB 
XVII('03)15;— MekSC XVI ('03) 435;— MWSN XVII('03)295. 


President's Address, AMP&YB XVII('03)17. 

Convention, 19th Annual, (Pittsburg, Pa.), AmP&YB XVIII('04)17;— MekSC 
XVIII('04)57;— MWSN XVIII('04)269;— SCF X('04-5) 81-105. 
President's Address, AmP&YB XVIII('04)1S. 

Convention, 20th Annual, (Minneapolis, Minn.), AmP&YB XIX('05)17; — MWSN 
XIX('05)273;— SLW II(Aug. 19 '05)1-2. (Aug. 26)1-3, III(Sep. 16)2. 
President's Address, AmP&YB XIX('05)18. 

Convention, 21st Annual, (Boston), AmJP(2) XIX('06)301; — AmP&YB XX('06) 
1 7 ; — M WSN XX ('06) 226-263-282-295-306-317-331-333-365 ;— PAdv ( I ) II ('05-6) 140. 
President's Address, AmP&YB XX('06)31. 

Convention, 22nd Annual, (Denver, Col.), AmP&YB XXI('07)17; — AusP XIV 
('07-8)53;— CgoCMy I('07)65-81-101-112-117;— LP XVI('07)195-214;— M WSN XXI 
('07)183-217-227-234-250-266-270-271-274-282-283-286-289-293-317-331; — PJI XI('07) 
416;— PWs&CN XXXVII ('07) 7-71;— RedSW I(Jun 27 '07)7, (Jul. 4)5, (Jul. 11)4, 
(Jul. 25)4, (Aug. 8)1, (Aug. 15)1-3;— SCF XIII('07-8)45-104. 
President's Address, AmP&YB XXI('07)22;— M WSN XXI('07)270. 
Convention, 23rd Annual, (Columbus, O.), AmP&YB XXII('08)60;— AusP XV('08- 
9)17;— CgoCMy II('08)96-98-126-136;— GSW VIII('08)141;— LP XVII('08)192; — 
M WSN XXI ('07) 154, XXII('08) 138-157-169-181-187-189-190-192-193-194-199-202-210- 
214-218-221-222-226-231-234-235-236-23 7-239-242-247-248 -251-254-256-259-261-262-265-269- 
270-278-283-286-293-296-318;— PWs&CN XLI('08)56;— RedSW II(Mar. 21 08)1, 
(Jun. 6)1, III(Jun. 20)5, (Jun. 27)4, (Jul. 4)8, (Jul. 18)3-4, (Aug. 1)1-4, (Aug. 8)1, 
(Aug. 15)1-5, (Sep. 5)1;— SCF XVI('08-9)52-117;— SJ(D) I('08)l-55-73-78-95-103- 

President's Address, AmP&YB XXII('08)67;— LP XVII('08)185. 
Convention, 24th Annual, (Atlantic City, N. J.), AmP XXIII('09-l6)l;— GSW X 
('09)208;— Hobst I('09)154-190-256;— LP XV"III('09)217-249;— M WSN XXIII ('09) 
126-203-206-207-231-247-257-261-269-274-280-291-292-297-299-302-310-318 ; — PAdv&SM J 
II('09) 100-111;— PR (L) XXXI('09)193;— PS(L) IV('09)146-168-169-218-241-250-266- 
279-301-306;— RedSW V(Jun. 26 '09)8, (Jul. 3)1, (Jul. 10)3-7, (Jul. 24)4, (Jul. 31) 
4-6, (Aug. 7)9, (Aug. 14)7, (Aug. 21)3-4-7, (Aug. 28)1-4-5-7,, (Sep. 4)1 thr. 6, (Sep. 
11)1-4-6;— SJ(D) II ('09) 73-97-100-126-128-155-162-166-167-193-196-198-199-21)0-202*231- 

President's Address, AmP&YB XXIII ('09-10)6;— MWSN XXIII('09)291. 
Columbian Stamp Exhibit at World's Fair, AmJP(2) V('92)308-506, VI ('93) 91-193- 
373;_AmP VII('93)33(37);— AmPM I('92-3)87;— - Curio(B) VII(Dec '91)1;— CgoP 
(3) I('93)61-62-69-72;— FFF I('92-3) 103-129 ;— MetP III('92-3)216-223;— M WSN III 
(Mar. 9 '93)1, (Aug. 3)1;— PArg II(Mar '93)2;— PCIe&A II ('92-3) 150-210-212-250;— 
PEra VI('92-3)249; — [Stetler, J. P.] PGaz(A)(2) I('93)3; — PJAm IX(*93)89, X 
('93)31-64-152-185-189;— QCP(1) VIII (^93) 28-65; — SthP(C) IV('93)38. 
Corwin (C. B.) Episode, DomP(B&P) I(May '89)6. 

Defacing U. S. Plates, Petition, [Mitchell, J. T.] Curio(B) V(Mar '90)3. 
Exhibit, Boston, 1888, (3rd Annual Convention) CLed IV('88-9)85. See "Exhibi- 

Foreign Press, [Kjellstedt, L. H.] MWSN XXIII ('09) 49. 

History of, [Beardsley, H. C] IntP(SJ) I(Jul '93)3;— [Davis, Dr. H. A.] MWSN 
XXIII ('09) 229-247-255-261-281-290-294-296-305-308-319-329-340-351-379-391-396-435 ; — 
[Ireland, G.] PWor(M) II('03)81;— [Jewett, W. W.l PHer IV(.Tan '87)2;— [Me- 
keel, C. H.] MekN&TC (Mar. 1 '09)10;— [Quackenbush. L. G.] RedSW IV(Jan. 
14 '09)1, (Feb. 6)1, (Feb. 20)1, (Mar. 27)1, (May 1)1. V(Jul. 3)6, (Sep. 25)1, VI 
(Jan. 1 '10)1, (Feb. 19)1-6, (May 7)1;— [Stone, W. O.] AmP&YB (Feb '93)121, 
MWSN XXI('07)147. 
National Stamp Committee, CWor(WW) I (Jan '06)3;— DPWor (Oct. 8 '08)4;— 


HartP I('08-9)4;— MWSN XX('06)8-120-148-342-375-404-412-420-428-440-448-468, XXI 

('07)26;— RedSW I(Aug. 8 '07)4;— SLW III(Dee. 2 '05)1, (Dec. 9)2. 

Notes, [Arcadiaj DomP(B&P) I(Oct '89)9, (Nov)7, (Dec)l, II('90)92, V('93)178; 

RedSW II(Dec. 28 '07)5, (Jan. 4 '08)1;— SJ(D) II('09)2. 

Official Organ, RedSW III(Jan. 27 '08)8. 

Prominent Members, IntP(SJ) I(Jul '95)7;— PJAm II('86 7)111, (Sp. Ed. Feb' 87)3. 

Proposed and Organized, C(G) II(Nov '87)4;— CumC I('86-7)13-20-28-44;— CapCP 

Il('85-6)105-115;— CrnP I(May '86)1, (Jun)5-6, (Jul)2, (Aug)l-2-4, II(Sep. '86)1; — 

EmpSP II ('86) 50-52-58-60-68 70;— HfxP I(Aug '87)3;— MokStd I(Aug '86)2; — 

PJAm II('S6-7)17-25-32-37-43-49-58-65; — PN(F) II('86)13;— PRev(D) I(Oct '86)2, 

(Dec)l;— S(D) I(Aug '86)1, (Oct)l;— SWor(C) VI('85-6)91, VII ('86-7) 1;— [Davi, 

son, A.J YLed I(Jun '86)3, (Jul)3, (Aug)3, (Sep)3, (Oct)3. 

Publicity (National Stamp) Committee, HarP I('08-9)4. 

Purposes and Advantages of the, [Holland, A.] PWor II ('03) 86, WPEra XVII 


Recruiting Committee, SJ(D) I('08)61. 

Reports, See "Philatelic Associations, Clubs and Societies." 

Suggestions, [Nast, C. A.] SJ(D) II('09)290; — [Quackenbush, L. G.] RedSW V 

(Nov. 27 '09)4. 

Work for, SWor(C) VII('86-7)17. 
AMERICAN POSTAGE STAMPS, Descriptive Catalogue of, [Meekel, C. H] 2nd Ed., 

PJAm VI('90)335, VII('91)8-40-105 161-207-263-293 300. 

AMERICAN REPUBLICS, Stamp Designs of, RedSW I(Dec. 7 '07)8. 
AMERICAN STAMP TRADE, Review of, [Clotz, H] PJAm V('89) 9-93 130. 

AMERIGO, Openers up of the World, PJI VI('02)188. 
AMOY, Bogus Stamps, See "China Locals Bogus." 
AMOY LOCAL (TREATY) POST, See "China Locals." 

AMSTERDAM, Netherland Philatelic Society International Exhibition at, 1889, See 


International Philatelic Exhibition at, 1909, See "Exhibitions." 
ANANIEFF, See "Russia Locals." 
ANASCO, See "Porto Rico Telegraph Stamps." 
ANCACHS, (Ancash), See "Peru Municipal. Stamps." 
ANCONE, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ANDORRA, (Gen.), MWSN XXII('0S)94;— PJI XII('08)174;— SCF XIII('07-8)54, MetP 

XXV('07)106;— SGMJ X('99-10)52. 

Postal Service of, [Howes, C. A.] MWSN XVII('03)128;— PCIe&A VIII '98-9)83; 

—SGMJ X('99-10)52. 
ANDREINI, J. M.,' Interviewed, BaySP(M) I('95-6)163;— HerEx VII('99-10)500; — 

MWSN XVIII('04)167;— SC(B) VIII ('04) 212. 
ANDRIA, See "Italy Revenue Stamps." 
ANGIER'S EXPRESS, See "U. S. Locals." 
ANGLE & CO.'S EXPRESS, See "U. S. Locals." 
ANGLO-AMERICAN DRUG CO., See "U. S. Revenue Medicine Stamps." 

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mand and supply into touch. We reach general collectors as well as 
specialists, and thus with perfect fidelity to the buyer we get the highest 
prices for the seller. 


We charge the lowest prices possible for the first class service we give. 
Specialized efficiency is acquired only after years of effort, thought, and 
study of philatelic literature. We pay more for these than for the slap 
dash work of the bungler, and you get your reward in the results you 


We know how to value a collection or a single stamp and we are 

always willing to back our judgment by advancing cash on the collection 

jj^STentrusted to us. If your collection is for sale, write us. 


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